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    Looking for Dell mini 10

    I am looking for a cheap mini 10 to use for uni so i do not have to worry about my macbook getting knocked about too much. Before i post in FS/FT forum i would like to know how much they go for second hand and if anyone wants rid of their old one.

    cheers !

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    [FONT=Verdana]Have you checked out the Dell UK Outlet at all? If you purchase from there your looking about roughly £200.00p with a one year warranty in place for the netbook as well.

    I suppose the key question is how much is your budget and are you planning to run Mac OS X on it?

    If you do and want to stick with a Dell netbook then it would be a Dell Mini 9 or 10v.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    Scotty Boy;6688877

    [FONT=Verdana]Have you checked out the Dell UK Outlet at all? If you … [FONT=Verdana]Have you checked out the Dell UK Outlet at all? If you purchase from there your looking about roughly £200.00p with a one year warranty in place for the netbook as well.I suppose the key question is how much is your budget and are you planning to run Mac OS X on it?If you do and want to stick with a Dell netbook then it would be a Dell Mini 9 or 10v.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Thats exactly what i plan to do. i have looked on dell but tbh im not bothered about it being brand new as long as it is in working nick. It will no doubt get knocked around in my bag from time to time. if anything i want there to be a few skuffs so i dont worry about keeping it new.

    LM290;6688978

    Thats exactly what i plan to do. i have looked on dell but tbh im not … Thats exactly what i plan to do. i have looked on dell but tbh im not bothered about it being brand new as long as it is in working nick. It will no doubt get knocked around in my bag from time to time. if anything i want there to be a few skuffs so i dont worry about keeping it new.



    [FONT=Verdana]No probs mate - I've come across a number of Dell Mini 10 and 10v on there with six cell batteries along with other upgrades.

    Good luck finding one - BTW are you planning to buy a 10v, to run it as a Hacintosh?

    Edit - Here's a guide for running a 10v with Mac OS X and also a good place for guides & support from other owners is the MyDellMini User Community and Forum.

    How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard Netbook - Dell mini 10v hackintosh - Gizmodo
    gizmodo.com/538…ook

    MyDellMini User Community
    mydellmini.com/

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Original Poster

    Cheers mate ! gizmodo is my daily site so thats were i got the idea to do it. Would you happen to know if a normal 10 would work or do you need a 10v ? whats the difference?

    edit: just googled for a bit i found that the 10 cannot be hackintosh'd too easily

    LM290;6689066

    Cheers mate ! gizmodo is my daily site so thats were i got the idea to do … Cheers mate ! gizmodo is my daily site so thats were i got the idea to do it. Would you happen to know if a normal 10 would work or do you need a 10v ? whats the difference?



    [FONT=Verdana]You and about three other members (the others via messaging) were asking about that! :w00t:

    Unfortunately for the 10 series range it's only the 10v that can run with Mac OS X - it's down to the graphics adapter being used on the 10 model line from what I can remember; in addition to that it's also limited to one gigabyte's worth of memory, which is integrated onto the CPU via a daughter-card.

    The 10v can have a maximum of two gigabytes worth of memory installed into it and it also uses the same graphics adapter as the Dell Mini 9 from what I've read.

    Edit - Here's a link to a comparsion table for the two model series.

    Comparison between the Mini 10 and Mini 10v
    dell.com/con…=19

    Edit 2 - Here's another installation guide from the MyDellMini Forum.

    Fool Proof No Hassle Mini 10v Install EVERYTHING WORKS!!
    mydellmini.com/for…tml

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    scotty its so impressive how much u know/how helpful u r! rep ur way

    magicbeans;6690084

    scotty its so impressive how much u know/how helpful u r! rep ur way



    agreed! Never seen you with a negative post Scotty

    [FONT=Verdana]Thanks all - unfortunately I work in IT...noooooooooooooooo!!!!! :oops:

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    Scotty Boy;6691777

    [FONT=Verdana]Thanks all - unfortunately I work in … [FONT=Verdana]Thanks all - unfortunately I work in IT...noooooooooooooooo!!!!! :oops:Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


    fancy giving some more helpful advice then? Please? No? Ok ill ask anyways!
    What about the Mini 9 for OSX? As i wouldnt mind giving it a bash if at all possible.

    awoodhall2003;6691806

    fancy giving some more helpful advice then? Please? No? Ok ill ask … fancy giving some more helpful advice then? Please? No? Ok ill ask anyways!What about the Mini 9 for OSX? As i wouldnt mind giving it a bash if at all possible.



    [FONT=Verdana]Give me five minutes, as I know there are good guides for this out there as the Dell Mini 9/Dell Vostro A90 Netbooks were the best for running as a Hacintosh (all pretty much worked with the hardware present in it).

    Edit - Added in additional links to popular guides.

    How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook - Dell mini 9 hackintosh guide - Gizmodo
    gizmodo.com/515…ook

    Mac OS X - Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion at MyDellMini
    mydellmini.com/for…on/

    Upgrading the SSD in a Netbook Makes a Difference - Super talent ssd - Gizmodo
    gizmodo.com/530…nce

    Edit 2 - How much RAM do you have installed but also how large is the SSD that's present within your Dell Mini 9, as that will have a bearing on running Mac OS X.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Scotty Boy;6691861

    [FONT=Verdana]Give me five minutes, as I know there are good guides for … [FONT=Verdana]Give me five minutes, as I know there are good guides for this out there as the Dell Mini 9/Dell Vostro A90 Netbooks were the best for running as a Hacintosh (all pretty much worked with the hardware present in it).Edit - Added in additional links to popular guides.How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook - Dell mini 9 hackintosh guide - Gizmodohttp://gizmodo.com/5156903/how-to-hackintosh-a-dell-mini-9-into-the-ultimate-os-x-netbookMac OS X - Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion at MyDellMinihttp://www.mydellmini.com/forum/dell-mini-9-os-x-discussion/Upgrading the SSD in a Netbook Makes a Difference - Super talent ssd - Gizmodohttp://gizmodo.com/5307173/upgrading-the-ssd-in-a-netbook-makes-a-differenceEdit 2 - How much RAM do you have installed but also how large is the SSD that's present within your Dell Mini 9, as that will have a bearing on running Mac OS X.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


    ive got the 8gb ssd...probably not the best to do it on id imagine, and 2gb of ram (came with 1gb). Although ive got XP on there atm and tbh nothing gets stored on it its literally XP+Word and thats about it, the little bit of music thats kept on it is on the SD along with personal files.

    Rep left for the links!

    awoodhall2003;6692055

    ive got the 8gb ssd...probably not the best to do it on id imagine, and … ive got the 8gb ssd...probably not the best to do it on id imagine, and 2gb of ram (came with 1gb). Although ive got XP on there atm and tbh nothing gets stored on it its literally XP+Word and thats about it, the little bit of music thats kept on it is on the SD along with personal files.Rep left for the links!



    [FONT=Verdana]In terms of RAM your running at maximum capacity, which is good - it's my understanding that the 8GB SSD is quite tight for running Mac OS X (unless you strip out components not required) so here's a couple of links to larger capacity PCI-E SSDs you might want to consider.

    16GB RunCore Pro 50mm PATA Mini PCI Express Solid State Drive for Dell Mini 9 PC @ £66.31p (Includes Delivery Costs)
    memoryc.com/sto…tml

    32GB SuperTalent IDE Half Mini 2 PCI-Express SSD Solid State for Dell Mini 9 (80/40MB read/write) @ £94.12p (Includes Delivery Costs)
    memoryc.com/pro…tml

    You might want to consider looking at the US but you might get hit with customs taxs for shipping it into the UK.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Scotty Boy;6692097

    [FONT=Verdana]In terms of RAM your running at maximum capacity, which is … [FONT=Verdana]In terms of RAM your running at maximum capacity, which is good - it's my understanding that the 8GB SSD is quite tight for running Mac OS X (unless you strip out components not required) so here's a couple of links to larger capacity PCI-E SSDs you might want to consider.16GB RunCore Pro 50mm PATA Mini PCI Express Solid State Drive for Dell Mini 9 PC @ £66.31p (Includes Delivery Costs)http://www.memoryc.com/storage/solidstatedisk/16gbruncorepataminipciedellmini9.html32GB SuperTalent IDE Half Mini 2 PCI-Express SSD Solid State for Dell Mini 9 (80/40MB read/write) @ £94.12p (Includes Delivery Costs)http://www.memoryc.com/products/description/32GB_SuperTalent_IDE_Half_Mini_2_PCI_Express_SSD_Solid_State_for_Dell_Mini_9-80_40MB_read_write_/index.htmlYou might want to consider looking at the US but you might get hit with customs taxs for shipping it into the UK.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    Not spending that much on a new SSD...the mini 9 only cost £99 as it was!
    If i did ive got a wedding in new york to attend anyways in January.
    Well might have to see how tight!

    awoodhall2003;6692135

    Not spending that much on a new SSD...the mini 9 only cost £99 as it … Not spending that much on a new SSD...the mini 9 only cost £99 as it was!If i did ive got a wedding in new york to attend anyways in January.Well might have to see how tight!



    [FONT=Verdana]If your in New York, then you might want to check out the local dealers over there - you can get it slightly cheaper in the US but the stumbling block is the currency conversion rate and also whether they have it in stock (popular hardware range over there is the Runcore PCI-E SSD for the Dell Mini 9).

    Ah, your one of the lucky members that bought it last year from Dell UK then - I remember that, as that was quite a popular deal coup with them! :-D

    Edit - You might want to check out the For Sale sub-forum at MyDellMini and post in a thread to see if anybody is selling off 16GB+ PCI-E SSD...just a thought.

    Miscellaneous - For Sale at MyDellMini
    mydellmini.com/for…le/

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    Scotty Boy;6692245

    [FONT=Verdana]If your in New York, then you might want to check out the … [FONT=Verdana]If your in New York, then you might want to check out the local dealers over there - you can get it slightly cheaper in the US but the stumbling block is the currency conversion rate and also whether they have it in stock (popular hardware range over there is the Runcore PCI-E SSD for the Dell Mini 9).Ah, your one of the lucky members that bought it last year from Dell UK then - I remember that, as that was quite a popular deal coup with them! :-DEdit - You might want to check out the For Sale sub-forum at MyDellMini and post in a thread to see if anybody is selling off 16GB+ PCI-E SSD...just a thought.Miscellaneous - For Sale at MyDellMinihttp://www.mydellmini.com/forum/sale/Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]


    Excellent cheers, im a member there but havent been over there in months.
    Cheers for all your help again.

    awoodhall2003;6692378

    Excellent cheers, im a member there but havent been over there in … Excellent cheers, im a member there but havent been over there in months.Cheers for all your help again.



    [FONT=Verdana]No probs mate - fingers crossed you find a decent deal.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
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