Dell Mini 10 for On Location

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bmorris, May 14, 2010.

  1. bmorris macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2007
    I'm getting a Mac Pro in June.
    I have an early 2008 MacBook Pro.
    I was looking at down sizing my laptop to make my backpack lighter.
    So I was first thinking of getting a new MacBook Pro 13" with SD card slot.
    But then I thought about a hackintosh Dell Mini 10 with a SD slot.

    I ride a lot of planes and shoot on location.
    I shoot with the Canon T2i DSLR.
    So the Dell would be half the size and cost, and perfect for my camera backpack.

    Has anyone used a Dell Mini 10 has a hackintosh?
    I know it will work, but is it a decent computer?
    Can I run FCP on it? If not, no big deal.
    Are there any big pit falls with it? Besides being a Dell.
  2. tills24 macrumors member

    May 10, 2010
    AFAIK the Mini 10 isn't Hackintosh compatible, the Mini 10v is.
  3. jwig53 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2009
    Michigan, USA
    Mini 10v

    I have a 10v Hackintosh and works great for simple stuff. The out of box config is only 1GB so if you are doing anything memory intesive it strokes out pretty quick. You can add more memory but that was more of an undertaking than I was ready for (even after going to the lengths to make it a Hackintosh;))
  4. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2007
    You need the Macbook Pro for reasons almost innumerable to mention. But suffice it to say you'll want and need to power for any sort of digital imaging. Don't waste any more time considering the hackintosh/mini/ipad route.

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