Originally Posted by LOL_Wut_Axel
Also, even if it were, it's irrelevant. You will not be using an ultra-portable for CPU intensive tasks, but Zacate is noticeably quicker than Atom in everyday tasks. The same cannot be said for Celeron Dual-Core CULV over Zacate. Graphical performance is more than just for gaming, and is much more useful to the average consumer.
You'd have to be mad to not be willing to give up a tiny bit of CPU performance for a huge amount more GPU performance.
Er, if not productivity and general multitasking, what WOULD you use an ultra-portable for, especially one that costs between $300 and $500? CPU performance is one of the ONLY important aspects, second only to hard drive performance. I find a fast CPU makes every little thing you do noticeably snappier; compared to Atom, the SU2300 is something like 5-6x faster if you take into account Super Pi times.
As far as GPU's, it doesn't make a difference for me. A GMA 950 is good enough to watch full 720P videos on a 1080P resolution without a hitch. I don't watch Flash in full screen but I'm aware that's an issue. In general though, that GPU performance is unhelpful for every task a student would do.
Also, here's the proof:
...Why would you say the SU2300 is weaker when you didn't even know how well it performs?Edited by aaronmonto - 5/21/11 at 11:58pm