My own HP Mini…

I figured I might as well show what I’ve got going on… 🙂

I have an HP Mini 110-1033CL that I ordered straight from HP.com, customized. I ordered it straight from the factory with the following:

My Mini, taken while writing this page.
My Mini running OS X, taken while writing this page.

HP Mini 110 XP
• Black Swirl
• Genuine Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3
• Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor N280 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2, 667Mhz FSB)
• 1GB DDR2 System Memory (1 Dimm)
• 160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
• Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with a 5-in-1 Digital Media slot
• 10.1″ diagonal HD LED Anti-glare Widescreen Display (1366 x 768)
• HP Mini Webcam with HP Imprint Finish (Swirl)
• Wireless-G Card
• Broadcom(R) Crystal HD Enhanced Video accelerator with ArcSoft TotalMedia(TM) Theatre
• HP Color Matching Keyboard
• 3 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
• Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
• HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope

Basically, I upgraded to the N280 Atom 1.66GHz processor, upgraded to the Hi-Def 10.1″ display, and added in the Broadcom HD Video Accelerator card. To cut down on cost, I downgraded to the 3-cell battery.

After a few days of playing with it, I was getting real bored of the Windows XP Home OS, so I had planned to install OS X along with Windows 7 and have a powerful netbook capable of both platforms. With that plan in mind, I researched on many hackintosh/windows forums and found that its best to have 2GB of RAM and a flash drive to install it all. With that in mind, I went to Newegg.com and bought a stick of Crucial 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2-667 RAM for increased Mac compatability, and an 8GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive (I love the Cruzers, they’re bad ass.) I also am using a 4GB SDHC card and dedicated it for ReadyBoost in Windows 7, so everything runs very snappy.

Once all that finally made its way here and the man in brown delivered it, I began the installations. The OS X install went without a hitch thanks to the guide here (what a great plug) and then installed a copy of the Windows 7 RTM. Then followed the guide for dual booting. Went great. I also installed NTFS-3G on the Mac partition to allow me to read/write files on the Windows partition. So that’s where I’m at, and everything runs GREAT! I’ve included a few screenshots below…

The Mini on iDeneb OS X 10.5.7 partition
The Mini on iDeneb OS X 10.5.7 partition
The Mini on the Windows 7 RTM 7600 partition
The Mini on the Windows 7 RTM 7600 partition
Showing the Windows 7 Performance Index scores. Only scored low on the graphics. Using GMABooster greatly improves this.
Showing the Windows 7 Performance Index scores. Only scored low on the graphics. Using GMABooster greatly improves this.
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