Is it possible to upgrade the memory in the Dell Mini 10?
The Dell Mini 10 (NOT the 10v) which I own, has the memory SOLDERED to the motherboard. You cannot upgrade it! It's not just an issue of taking the system apart or the HDD being in an awkward position...it's literally impossible to remove the memory module from the system.
See this blog post from Dell: http://bit.ly/qwPPD
Having said that...Windows 7 with only a single Gig of RAM runs fine on it.
personally I think any company that puts in "fixed" memory is crazy, but if you don't want to look, i.e. take it apart, then by all means stay in the dark, but personally I think they changed the spec between the blog post, and release.
There has been no update from Dell themselves claiming the configuration has changed in any way. Do you get off getting attention on the net? I was trying to clear up what seems to be a mix up you seem to be having with the Dell Mini 10v which has a completely different chip set...the one for the Mini 10 has the RAM soldered on...it's not Dell's doing and it would take the manufacturer to change it. They haven't.
Dell is now shipping 2gb versions: en.community.dell.com/blogs/direct2dell/
But I repeat, the 1GB version shipped at the start of this year is NOT upgradable. You think it makes sense to change the configuration less than 6 months after release and then start shipping yet another update with 2GB once again soldered on? Get a clue.
I was leaning very heavily toward a MSI Wind or a Acer Aspire. Then I discovered that getting the one was not upgradable, and the other required major surgery. I ended up with a EeePC 1000, and am happy I did.
I'm pretty sure you can do it in Windows too.