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    Default Fake MacBook Mini ;-)
    Introducing my new little mini-me mac hackintosh. White Dell mini 9 on OSX Leopard 10.5.






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    Solid, solid. How big is that Dell? I can't really tell from the pictures...
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    I was hoping you'd do some comparison pictures, haha.

    Looks really small, though. Niiice...
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    I was thinking about doing this, was it a simple process?

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    one click.

    Run Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) on a Dell Mini 9

    Or do it the harder way that works much better..... "Type11" method.

    Do it the easy way, you get what you get.
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    Video [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY7znqrhF3Y]YouTube - DSCN1962[/ame]

    AND it fit's in a Franklin Covey classic






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    Very nice....

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    all it needs is a glowing apple logo

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    ok, looks pretty and its running os x.

    what doesn't work?

    i had an advent (msi wind to you americans) and everything works but the internal microphone

    from your pictures it looks surprisingly well built? and is that a glossy screen?

    dam, thanks to you one1 im gonna spend the next infinite hours googling this

    i see they come with SSD, 16gb largest?
    if so: that sucks i can't find a HDD option anywhere..... is there one?
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    RUNCORE 64gb SSD and 2GB ram is the optimal setup for these. For an ibm style computer they are nice. They have only been on the market for 3 months. Everything works fine. "Type11" install. http://mydellmini.com/forum/index.php
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    Solid State Drive.....I didn't know the Dell came with SSD.

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    The SSD puts me off, doesn't really warrant the price difference between the mini and the advent IMO.

    The advent can be upgraded to a 500gb internal HDD (i think?!) for under 100,
    SSD is sooooooo expensive right now

    Good job though. You tried the VGA out to a HD TV? What's the quality like?
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    SSD is the shining feature. It's not about price. This 1.6ghz book with a gig of ram SMOKES my 2.16ghz MacBook with 4gb ram. Sticking with old technology will be your choice. SSD is going to expand rapidly in size and price this year. If you are buying for price, don't go looking for the latest technology. That is for sure. You can't compare an old spinning hard drive antique to the latest SSD technology.

    This Mini 9 has only been on the market for 3 months. It runs the latest SSD technology, micro footprint design, and the advancements really show when you stick it beside a big MacBook and it beats it's socks off.

    New technology is here to stay. First seen last year in the MacBook Air, now in Dell's latest and greatest mini. It's fast, it's small, it's pricey, and it's the new kid on the block. Until I saw how much faster a notebook half the size with half the specs could be compared to the old technology I wasn't sure if I'd like it. Now I find myself going for the mini more than the MacBook just because of it's convenience and speed. Battery life... it's like I don't even have to worry that there is a battery at all. No spinning HD means incredible longevity.
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    lol, don't get sucked into all that SSD marketing crap. they are overpriced, and do not give you 'extended longetivity', not quite yet anyway. And the speeds are only quicker in certain situations, not completely.

    SSD is, i agree, the future. but it is not quite ready enough to call hard drives 'antique'.

    os x is ideally run on a harddrive that has, i think, 20% free? it is probably less but 20% rings a bell in my head. if your harddrive is filled more than that then the os begins to run slower.

    the mini 9 just looks like another repackaged notebook. the advent has a slightly larger screen and comes with an 80gb HDD. i'd rather pay the same money for the advent right now with 80gb HDD than a smaller screen and 16gb SSD.

    however, when the dual core atom comes out, maybe SSD will be advanced enough and priced reasonably enough....
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