Intel Atom Processor Notebook

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  1. Star

    Star Senior member

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    Does anyone here have an Intel Atom Processor based Mini Notebook like the EEEEE or others put out by all the main pc manufacturers. Interested in how you found performance? I like the size of these things and would find it a benefit for word-processing and excel work while catching the train in and out of work each day (i travel 1 hr in each direction) but do not want to waste the money if they are generally found to be ordinary and not worth it.
     


  2. JayJay

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    I'm interested in this, too. There's an old thread on this already, but I'm curious about recent perceptions.
     


  3. adversity04

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    I would suggest doing a search for the netbook thread as it will have a lot more info in there.

    I have a Samsung NC10 which I use for taking notes in class, some coding, surfing the web, skype and watching movies while traveling. Performance is fine for the most part, but I need pretty decent headphones because the sound isn't great. I'm glad I purchased mine, just don't except to be playing games on it outside of solitare.
     


  4. The Snob

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    I tested one of the Acer ones recently--the ones with the linux OS. It's a great little gadget but I'm not sure if it would be able to handle something like Excel smoothly.

    Costco is selling a lot of these. If you have a membership, you can get one, test it out, and return it within 3 months if it's not up to snuff.
     


  5. nerdykarim

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    Here's the netbooks thread. I'm tying this on my Lenovo S10. I'm running Open Office on this, but I have no trouble editing documents and spreadsheets (or watching movies on hulu and youtube or playing games like Diablo II). Love it.
     


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    My little brother has a S10 with 4GB of ram. It's fairly snappy for web browsing, but can be a bit slow with multiple apps running. It's great for what it was built for: web browsing and light editing work.
     


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    A week in San Francisco with a not-quite-netbook (netbook screen/processor, full-size HD) and Windows Vista made me want to smoke crack. Dunno if XP or Linux would have made the experience better.

    Apple desperately needs to come out with a 10" mini-Macbook for under a grand. None of that touchscreen or Macbook Air bullshit, y'hear?
     


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    A week in San Francisco with a not-quite-netbook (netbook screen/processor, full-size HD) and Windows Vista made me want to smoke crack. Dunno if XP or Linux would have made the experience better.

    Apple desperately needs to come out with a 10" mini-Macbook for under a grand. None of that touchscreen or Macbook Air bullshit, y'hear?

    Windows Vista? Are you kidding? I could have told you before that you won't have fun.
     


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    I have an EeePC 1000HA with Atom. It's more than enough for any Office stuff or video playback.

    I found it perfectly adequate out of the box, however I did upgrade ram to 2GB, not because I felt that I needed to, but just because it seemed like the thing to do.

    Anyway, I ran 50+ tab Excel models with all kinds of fun shit and it did just fine - possibly faster than my work PC that's a couple years old. I am running XP + Office 2003 Pro.
     


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    I have an EeePC 1000HA with Atom. It's more than enough for any Office stuff or video playback. I found it perfectly adequate out of the box, however I did upgrade ram to 2GB, not because I felt that I needed to, but just because it seemed like the thing to do. Anyway, I ran 50+ tab Excel models with all kinds of fun shit and it did just fine - possibly faster than my work PC that's a couple years old. I am running XP + Office 2003 Pro.
    This is what I wanted to hear. Thanks.
     


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    I just (as in TODAY) took delivery of an Asus 1000HE netbook.

    It uses the latest Intel Atom, although it is only a smidge faster than the earlier ones (1.66 GHz as opposed to 1.60GHz). It's charging up right now. I am going to install the 2 GB RAM upgrade when I get home tonight and then see how it works out. It came with Windows XP Home and I intend to leave that OS intact.

    Unfortunately I only have Office 2007 (which is a resource hog). I may try to buy a copy of Office 2003 in the next few days.

    I'll have to see how it works and then report back. I don't intend to use it for anything beyond web surfing, email, watching the occasional movie and maybe playing some older video games. If I'm doing hardcore work then I have the Dell laptop that my company issued to me.
     


  12. JayJay

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    I just (as in TODAY) took delivery of an Asus 1000HE netbook.

    It uses the latest Intel Atom, although it is only a smidge faster than the earlier ones (1.66 GHz as opposed to 1.60GHz). It's charging up right now. I am going to install the 2 GB RAM upgrade when I get home tonight and then see how it works out. It came with Windows XP Home and I intend to leave that OS intact.

    Unfortunately I only have Office 2007 (which is a resource hog). I may try to buy a copy of Office 2003 in the next few days.

    I'll have to see how it works and then report back. I don't intend to use it for anything beyond web surfing, email, watching the occasional movie and maybe playing some older video games. If I'm doing hardcore work then I have the Dell laptop that my company issued to me.

    I'm interested in hearing a review from you.
     


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    buy only if you want to surf the web or to do word processing but not a good idea to watch movies and games...
     


  14. JayJay

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    buy only if you want to surf the web or to do word processing but not a good idea to watch movies and games...
    I just want it for the web when I travel. I can do everything I need (e.g., e-mail) from the web. The weight and size seems ideal but I'm concerned about speed.
     


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    buy only if you want to surf the web or to do word processing but not a good idea to watch movies and games...

    movies run more than fine on mine.
     


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