Thursday, September 04, 2008

Dell Mini 9 gets reviewed and upgraded


Joanna has been testing out the new Dell Mini 9..

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They reviewed it and upgraded the RAM to 2GB..

.. but what intereted me the most is the fact that the 3G card slot is still there and you can even see the antenna cables.. so upgrading 3G HSDPA would be super easy.

SSD is also now confirmed as STEC PCI-E Mini Card with 85/25 read/write ( not tested )

Remember that often OEMs take a way those options from the retail products and lock bios to only use their hardware...

So let's wait for first end user tests before jumping too much..

Check the review..

Mini 9 Linux at LAPTOP Mag

RAM upgrade at LAPTOP Mag

Details, News and Links for Mini 9






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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a silly review, there are more things wrong with the Dell than i can even count & she barely mentions any of them. instead focusing almost completely on it's "positives". then even recommends it over the Acer?!

i guess thats how it works when you are 1 of the few Dell trusts to give a preview unit to, you are guaranteed a "good review".

Yeah said...

@Anonymous do you a unit for yourself and have you previewed the unit yet? If not, zip it up. It was just released. How would you know what's going on by just seeing (if that's the case)? Give it rest and let's wait to see what others have to say.

Anonymous said...

well i've ordered mine and it will ship out on 9/19/08. xp, 16G SSD, BT, 1.3 cam, Black. Main use will be video chat to keep in touch with my son overseas. i like the small size, comparable with the eee 901 and slightly lighter with the 4cell battery. Plan on taking it everywhere i go. BT to cell phone for internet use when out of range of WiFi.

Anonymous said...

not a silly review at all...

Anonymous said...

I still can't get past that dreadful keyboard layout. Last I checked...the keyboard was used for typing, and I don't peck away at keys with two fingers so the Dell is not for me.

Anonymous said...

I dont like the keyboard layout too. Dont no why they do it in that way. And the Display is glossy i think, no good choice. Just waiting there will be coming more devices this autumn.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell whethe the Dell already has a SIM card slot built in or whether the 3G modem would need to hold the SIM card?

Anonymous said...

hello jkk, can you tell me how to upgrade the hard drive, maybe a 2.5'' in dell 910????
I want to improve it, and i dont know how to do it
i want improve the hard drive and learn to use the 3g and hsdpa
thanyou

JKK said...

You can't put HDD there... no room for 1.8 or 2.5 inch drives.. only pci-e SSD fits..

Anonymous said...

how much it costs?
for example, a 32 or 16gb pci-e ssd fits??
thank you for your attention

Anonymous said...

1) How much space is left on 4GB after Ubuntu install?

2) Is it confirmed the SSD will not be the slower ones like the Acer Aspire (Linux version) and that one Asus 900 16GB model have?

3) How hot do they get? I heard they don't have a fan?

montegoodyk said...

I went to pricewatch.com and couldn't even find a pci-e SSD. I just ordered my 9 tonight and a 2 gb upgrade of ram. I'll let you guys know how it works.

Monte
montegoodyk@mchsi.com

Anonymous said...

Nice article! More stuff is available at unofficial www.dell-mini.com

Anonymous said...

If someone is going to solder on a mini PCI connector to the board and add a WWAN card, please post the details of the process. I'd like to follow them and find a way to get that upgrade done myself.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Do I upgrade the 200pin RAM to pc2/5400 or /pc2 5300 ?? thanks for a fast reply, I'm looking to purchase today. Thanks

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