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Current CPU recommendations based on performance:

  1. E-350
  2. C-50
  3. N-455

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Title says it all. I'm looking for a netbook, and unsure of what CPU to look into getting. The rest of the netbook isn't much of a concern, as that can be replaced. The platform underneath, not so much.

I've been leaning towards a 12.1" Eee PC with the Athlon II Neo K125(1.70GHz).

Battery life doesn't matter so much. I really only plan on using this thing while traveling (flights, airport layovers, etc...). So 4+ hours is all I really need.

Video card isn't really an issue as I don't expect it to game with it, but if I could that would be a plus. Current netbook I'm looking at has a Radeon 4250.

My budget would be $300, as I don't really want to spend more than that. I can get one of these for $280 right now (Eee PC 1215T-MU17).

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Would you consider second hand?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by compuman145;13361113 
Would you consider second hand?

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Depends on the specs. I don't really want an older N270 or 280 unless it's cheap.
    
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post #4 of 48
HP dm1z for $450 may be your best bet despite being over budget.
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Get a Lenovo x120e it has an awesome dual core amd fusion e-350 cpu, it can play minecraft, team fortress 2, portal and the likes very well. It also has good battery life, and a track-point in the middle of a keyboard which is a must since touchpads SUCK. definitely the best netbook ever made. The only issue is the budget, it'll cost you about 450$. I'm definitely going to be buying one for myself this summer.
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post #6 of 48
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I refuse to spend more than $300 in this case. I don't need it that badly.

I have a laptop already that I can play things like tf2 and css on. I just want something much more portable for situations such as on a plane, or in an airport where power is not always accessible.

But I don't want it to be so power efficient that it sucks

I really was hoping to see opinions on the different CPUs, as there are suddenly quite a few choices nowadays.
    
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Netbook battle is between AMD Fuzion with the built-in AMD GPU vs Intel Dual Core Atom D525 paried with Nvidia ION Gpu...


HP DM1Z is considered one of the best bang for your $$$ for AMD Fuzion = http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can_series.do?storeName=computer_store&category=notebooks&a1=Category&v1=Mini&series_name=dm1z_series&jumpid=in_R329_prodexp/hhoslp/psg/notebooks/Mini/dm1z_series

ASUS Eee PC 1215N = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220805
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post #10 of 48
Have a look at the acer aspire one

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?item_id=032488

It's like $300

(http://cgi.ebay.com/Acer-Netbook-10-1-N455-1G-250G-Win7S-AO533-13897-/220767988018?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3366cc2932 if you're in the US)
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