Mathias Brandewinder on .NET, F#, VSTO and Excel development, and quantitative analysis / machine learning.
by Mathias 14. April 2009 14:55

Rather than trying to get the mythical perfect compromise - a powerful yet portable laptop – I went for the other option, and complemented my very-powerful-but-absolutely-not-portable laptop (I had to search hard to find a laptop bag where it would fit…) with a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (2.3 pounds, 232mm width, 32GB solid-state hard drive). Too early to tell how much I like it yet, but the contrast between the two is striking. Next step: putting Windows 7 on.

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4/16/2009 1:00:08 AM #

Mathias

On the Windows 7 installation part - this was a breeze, except for one small issue: it took me quite a while to realize that in order to boot from a removable CD drive, you have to plug it into the right USB port - not every port will do... It was all worth it, though, and it's running beautifully!

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