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I am trying to decide between these two netbooks, both of them are capable of running older/lower quality games, but what one is better? The Aspire One has the C-50 AMD CPU and an HD Radeon 6250, but the 1215n has Ion 2 graphics and an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz Dual Core.
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Seems like 2 different classes of machines, single-core vs dual, 10.1 vs 12 inch screen, but old Ion 2 vs newer 6250. For a closer compare, did you see the 1215B with the C-50?
I found these benchmarks, shows ion 2 vs 6250. Personally if I was going to spend more than $400 I'd look at the Brazos/Fusion E-350 machines, like HP Dmz1 or Lenovo's version 120e.

http://asuseeekeyboard.net/asus-eee-...-reviews-news/
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Seems like 2 different classes of machines, single-core vs dual, 10.1 vs 12 inch screen, but old Ion 2 vs newer 6250. For a closer compare, did you see the 1215B with the C-50?
I found these benchmarks, shows ion 2 vs 6250. Personally if I was going to spend more than $400 I'd look at the Brazos/Fusion E-350 machines, like HP Dmz1 or Lenovo's version 120e.

http://asuseeekeyboard.net/asus-eee-...-reviews-news/
Would the HP DM1Z have better gaming performance? Also I really like this - http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6040

Is this better than the AO522 or 1215B?
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I just found one of these for $300 -


How would this do in gaming?
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The Thinkpad and the HP machine are equally popular and well-reviewed. You can see the comparison of performance here with your original Asus here too. It gets the edge on battery-life.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/07/l...-x120e-review/
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I just found one of these for $300 - Amazon.com: Acer Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-3927 11.6-Inch Laptop (Black): Computer & Accessories

How would this do in gaming?
Well that would be using old GMA HD graphics and wouldn't really compete with the newer integrated. I saw that L4D on that IGP would get 23 fps at 1280 x 1024. Older stuff should work but probably like 5 years old, lighter games.
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How is this - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7BBTkwCjCECjCE

I really would prefer not to spend over $400, so if you have any suggestions, I'm open to them.
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Yes that looks like a good deal, same basic specs with a little less RAM. Seems to get ok review but that screen is bigger at 15.6 inches so not sure if that's what you want. But I don't see any with the same cpu for similar price.
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