I'm trying to figure out the difference between the two other than the casing (one's metal and one's plastic). The 2140 uses a SATA connector vs a PATA connector. So for $25 extra(lowest config 2140 vs highest config 1000) you get a metal case and SATA connector?
Why would anyone buy the 1000? Am I missing something? Oh and the 2140 has a higher volatage adapter for 'fast charging'...what's left for the 1000?
I've been looking a getting a Dell Mini 9 or 12 and reading as much as I can. One thing that comes through over and over again is that the Mini 9 is just about built to be hacked and upgraded while the Mini 12 is not.
RAM upgrade Mini 9 is easy bring to 2GB with inexpensive RAM Mini 12 has1 GB RAM soldered to the motherboard and is not upgradeable.
Drives Mini 9 uses SSD. SSD drive replaceable with even larger faster SSD drives. Mini 12 has 4200 rpm hard drive.
We are looking at getting some Latitude E4310 systems. Since fast boot up to access the web is important, we see that the Latitude On FLASH option is required.
The downside is that Dell will not install this along with the WiMax card option. They have a combo WiFi and WiMax card, but it can not be installed with the FLASH option.
They also list Latitude On ECM as an option instead of On FLASH. The ECM runs $149 more. With ECM, the system can then have the WiMax card which would be nice.
The people at Dell have not been able to provide a good explanation on what the ECM option does. There is a write up on the FLASH option, but not a good one on ECM. Does anyone know what the ECM does differently than the FLASH?
Key points of the FLASH option are (we need these functions): Boot Fast, 8-10 seconds Wi-Fi and LAN 10/100/1000 Web access via browser Firefox Browser Supports Java and Adobe Flash Read Microsoft Office Edit Microsoft Office 2000
Has anyone actually tried to solder a PCI-E slot into a 10v? I know it can/has been done on the 9, but has anyone tried the 10v?
The reason i ask is because of the Broadcom Crystal HD Accelerator which helps play streaming hd,i am sure there probably isn't or one of you guys would have already tried this but it never hurts to ask.
Is it possible to install a 4gb module into the mini, i already know only 64 bit xp can recognize the total 4 gb but is it possible to just install a 4 gb stick and xp will only recognize 3 gb? also how about the bus speed, is it okay to use a 667 bus over the 533 and will the system recognize it if i use the 667 over the 533, i find the ram sticks are cheaper for the 667,
I got a 4gb Mini 9 with Ubuntu and love the thing to death, but right from the beginning it would always stutter when I was on the internet. It happened a lot more when I was looking at flash things (games, youtube, ect), but even when I was scrolling through a forum it would just stop... and then pick up again but scroll all the way down if I was scrolling (it would catch up).
Maybe it's the RAM since ojly had 512mb. So I ordered 2gb (which i wanted anyway), but this didn't help at all.
Then I though, hmm, maybe it's Ubuntu (Ive heard that Adobe has bad Linux support) so I installed XP and honestly I like it more than Ubuntu, but anyway... yeah it's still stuttering, although maybe less Ican't really tell though.
Is this just something I have to live with? Are all of yours doing this? Or is this a bad SSD or maybe a faulty laptop in general?
I really want to get this fixed as I LOVE the thing so much and just want to have this fixed.
Note: This is only happening with a browser open as far as I can tell. I ran Eclipse and was coding for a over 15 hours since I got it and it didn't stutter once when I was doing this. This is both when I am wired at school, using the school's wireless, or at home using our internet (wired and wireless)
I just ordered a Mini 9. It was $229 and I couldn't resist. Only thing is, it has Ubuntu.
I haven't a clue how to run Ubuntu. It was suggested to wipe the SSD drive and re-install Ubuntu fresh and get rid of the crapware. I checked Dells, driver and download page and all the drivers are for Windows XP. Nothing is listed for Ubuntu.
I have a friend that ask me to install XP on his Dell Mini 910. I have a USB stick and follow the guide of this Youtube video.
However, when the usb finished loading files to the hard drives (the blue screen, you know), i booted with the USB again and choose the 2nd mode, the screen shown up there is a missing dll files and recommend me to reinstall the window.
I start it over and over, 5 times totally but samething happen.
Now that the mini 9 has been out for a bit and everyone's tinkered with it, what are your observations of OS speeds? I want to get a 9 or a 10 but i'm undecided as to which OS to run as my main OS on it.
I'd love to throw Windows 7 on there somehow (torrent it onto a thumbdrive maybe).