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In the end, I'd look at it like this: would you like a bad Windows laptop that can run Ubuntu decently plus having almost no features or a great Windows laptop that, as of now, has some small problems in Ubuntu? I'll tell you one thing from my experience, though: Atom is terrible.
LOL. You must have been one of those people who expected to install windows programs. Honestly, I can tell that you probably never really used it.

With windows I could barely play DVD files on this netbook. With Linux I can do HD. You tell me which one is better?

Overall OP the N550 is the lowest of the Atoms I'd recommend for a person using windows. Just like I would recommend the C-50 as the lowest from AMD.
     
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LOL. You must have been one of those people who expected to install windows programs. Honestly, I can tell that you probably never really used it.

With windows I could barely play DVD files on this netbook. With Linux I can do HD. You tell me which one is better?

Overall OP the N550 is the lowest of the Atoms I'd recommend for a person using windows. Just like I would recommend the C-50 as the lowest from AMD.
It's still incredibly slow doing general tasks if you have more than a few windows open. I'm sorry, I just can't stand Atom. I used a netbook based on it and it was hell. Linux helps the situation a bit, but it's still slow. If you want a speedy laptop, you get the X120e or the DM1z instead. And, like I said, there's still the issue of build quality.
    
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I had arch on my netbook with a 1.66ghz atom and I found it perfectly sufficient for anything I wanted to do on it. i.e. Browse, type papers, watch video. It was real a drag with w7 though.
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