I received my Dell mini 9 8 GB SSD - 1 GB RAM - Win XP with WWAN last week from the Dell outlet. Having used it for a week, I noticed that the performance is very sluggish with the default Win XP install which comes with it.
IE takes a bit to open and if I am using around 3 to 4 applications simultaneously, then the applications switch from one to another takes ages. I tried to used sky player on my mini 9 and the video playback is also very sluggish and choppy.
Overall I am not very impressed, even though it is lightweight and looks good, the performance is very sluggish. I also have a Acer aspire one with 160 GB HDD, 1 GB RAM with linpus lite and the acer perfoms far better than the mini 9.
Can someone tell me that is it me only who is having such problems or is this a common problem with the 8 GB SSD ones which have the default Win XP install from dell.
If I move to nLite or vLite will this solve the problem or will the problem still persist because of the sluggish 8 GB SSD?
Someone on the dell outlet mini 9 thread did warn about the sluggishness ofthe 8 GB SSD, but I didn't pay much attention to it and now I am repenting. Thinking of calling Dell tech support.