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depends on which kind of video content, drivers, and video player.

But yeah, ASUS didn't make it easy to get to tongue.gif
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depends on which kind of video content, drivers, and video player.

But yeah, ASUS didn't make it easy to get to
and probably voids warrenty
    
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post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by XiZeL View Post
ive been going through the same process, here where i live the dm1 has E-350 and costs 410€ and the 1215b has a E-450 and costs 399€

thing is i want to replace the hdd for a ssd
and chek this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkPEmToWYrs
replacing hdd for 1215b

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyjamTqPJRo
replacing hdd for dm1 - jump to min 4:10

this is really what is making me not want the asus.

but also ive seen that playing 1080p content over hdmi can be choppy with the E-350 so also im waiting for confirmation that its beter with the E-450


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To the OP: I bought an HP Netbook with an Atom N550, and just like XiZeL pointed out with the DM1z, it also has easy access to the HDD, and does not void the warranty.

However, at least with my Netbook, the colling system is not very good. Of course it keeps temperatures within safe levels for the CPU, but it's not very comfortable for you. Also, the cooling vents on mine are inadequate, as the chassis was probably designed for the single core Atom N450 / 455, and not the dual core N550. In your case though, the vents are more spaced apart, so it should perform better.

But anyway, given my experience, I recommend you test both HP and Asus and seen with which one you feel more comfortable.

Also, check out the quality of the both screens. When I was looking for a Netbook, I initially didn't even consider HP, but after looking at the screen of a few Netbooks, I reached the conclusion that HP had the best screen; on the other Netbooks the Windows Wallpaper looked somewhat pixelated.

Again, your Netbooks have a bigger screen with a bigger resolution, but still it's always worth it to check out both of them and see which one suits you best.


Oh, I don't know if it's the case, but my HP Netbook came with a 7200rpm WD Scorpio Black, and comparable Asus Netbooks came with 5400rpm HDDs.

You should also check that out.

Cheers!
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To the OP: I bought an HP Netbook with an Atom N550, and just like XiZeL pointed out with the DM1z, it also has easy access to the HDD, and does not void the warranty.

However, at least with my Netbook, the colling system is not very good. Of course it keeps temperatures within safe levels for the CPU, but it's not very comfortable for you. Also, the cooling vents on mine are inadequate, as the chassis was probably designed for the single core Atom N450 / 455, and not the dual core N550. In you case though, the vents are more spaced apart, so it should perform better.

But anyway, given my experience, I recommend you test both HP and Asus and seen with which one you feel more comfortable.

Also, check out the quality of the both screens. When I was looking for a Netbook, I initially didn't even consider HP, but after looking at the screen of a few Netbooks, I reached the conclusion that HP had the best screen; on the other Netbooks the Windows Wallpaper looked somewhat pixelated.

Again, your Netbooks have a bigger screen with a bigger resolution, but still it's always worth it to check out both of them and see which one suits you best.


Oh, I don't know if it's the case, but my HP Netbook came with a 7200rpm WD Caviar Scorpio Black, and comparable Asus Netbooks came with 5400rpm HDDs.

You should also check that out.

Cheers!
for me HDD isnt really an issue because i want to change it to a SSD, but its sure nice to know HP gets a real good HDD.

also what made you go for an atom instead of a AMD fusion?
    
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for me HDD isnt really an issue because i want to change it to a SSD, but its sure nice to know HP gets a real good HDD.

also what made you go for an atom instead of a AMD fusion?

What made me go for an Atom instead of an AMD fusion was the simple fact that the only Fusion Netbook available in my country at the time was an overpriced Toshiba NB550D with a single core C-30.

If there were more models available with a better screen than the Toshiba, with the C-50 (the C-60 wasn't yet available then), I would have bought the model with the C-50.

Although if I were to buy now, I would get a model with C-60, of course.

Or, if I were in the market for a 12.1 Netbook, I would consider getting one with the E-450. Although I really like the 10 inch form factor and the fact that the CPUs/APUs in this price range (10 inch Netbook) have a lower TDP. 18w might be a little too much for my taste. But it sure has more performance.
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