Dell Mini - Oh so Pretty!

Posted Wednesday, 08 July 2009 at 13:54 by Andrew Liu
Tagged: gadgets
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I've been eyeing that new Dell Mini 10v; jeez thats a nice little machine.  Last few days I've just reread the specifications again on the Dell Australia website.  (someone made a comment to a friend of mine on the weekend, calling him "Lord of the Geeks".  I quietly looked the other way, hoping I wouldn't be dragged into that subject).  Well, I'd buy one without thinking, until I noticed the lower resolution on the 10" screen.  It appears that Dell is slowly rolling out some much needed gadgetry to the Dell Mini 10 series, but being in Australia, we never get anything on time.  I mean, you couldn't even read a website properly at 1024x600.  My eyesight enjoys the higher resolution, and the ability to pack more onto a screen, so I'm just hanging out until the hi-res screens come to Australia (if ever).  A few other things missing in the Australian version are:

  • GPS unit.  Geez, that'll be nice.  My iPhone always seems to run out of batteries with GPS on, so having a backup laptop that can do the job would be a nice backup (disaster recovery planning);
  • TV Tuner.  My 2 cents is, if you need to watch TV on your laptop, then you are seriously bored out of your wits.  Still, nice to have =); and, of course,
  • Hi resolution screen.  Come on Dell Australia! You can do it!

I hear the 1G limitation is also a major letoff.  One only has to think back a few years, when they had P3 700Mhz running Windows XP on 512Mb RAM.... how did we do it?!  Surely 1G is enough??  Rumours have it that Dell also stack all these applications on the Mini, thus overloading the memory.  A bit of tweaking and you can get startup memory consumption down from some 400mb to 200mb.

 

At the end of the day, if you're doing anything more on your Mini, then you shouldn't be doing it on your Mini!  Go get a 17" desktop replacement for your other activities.

 

 

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