* Posts by Steve

2 posts • joined 19 Mar 2009

Dell punts £199 10in netbook

Steve

Not all GMA950

The Mini 10 models with the Z530 processor use a different chipset with GMA500 graphics. I have read divergent views as to which is "better", but for the "Hackintosh" crowd who likes to load OS X on their netbooks, they'll want to give GMA500 a miss. Given that the 10v is very similar in component choices to the 9, other than a slightly different audio chip, it seems likely that it will run OS X also.

It looks to me as if the Mini 10v is Dell's intended successor to the wildly popular (at least among users, if not reviewers) Mini 9, which still has demand outstripping supply.

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Pioneer BDP-51FD Blu-ray Disc player

Steve

Some minor errors

Some minor errors in the article. You can update the firmware by burning an update to a DVD and loading in the player. Pioneer has released several updates already. Also, the BDP-51FD does not have the Wolfson DACs - those are in the Pioneer Elite BDP-05FD which is the more expensive sibling of the 51FD. The differences between the 05FD and 51FD are minor, but that's one of them. I own an 05FD, which I think is sold as some different model in Europe.

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