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1gb upgraded to 2gb DDR2-667
802.11b/g Wireless LAN
160GB SATA WD BLUE HD
6-cell lithium ion battery
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OR

Toshiba Mini NB205
Everything is the same as above except it only has 1 gig of DDR2 RAM, the processor is slightly better (N280 1.66ghz), and its a 9 cell battery (8hours of computing vs 5).

Battery life doesn't matter to me, so what would increase performance more, an extra gig of RAM or 0.6ghz of processor speed?
    
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Going from 1gb to 2gb of RAM would probably be much more beneficial than the 0.06ghz increase in clock speed I think. Windows 7 uses over a gig on its own for me.

It's not like you'll be doing any processor heavy tasks on there anyway, right?
Edited by OverTheBelow - 7/28/11 at 4:39am
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Originally Posted by OverTheBelow View Post
Going from 1gb to 2gb of RAM would probably be much more beneficial than the 0.6ghz increase in clock speed I think. Windows 7 uses over a gig on its own for me.

It's not like you'll be doing any processor heavy tasks on there anyway, right?
Yeah, only word processing, web browsing, music, etc. And I just realized its 0.06ghz not even 0.6ghz of an increase.
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Have you looked at any APU netbooks. The N270 isnt up for much unless its coupled with an nVidia ION

yeah I'm buying it used and just need something cheap for the time being. Thanks though.
Acer Aspire One 522 10.1 inch Netbook (AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50, 1 GB RAM , 250 GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, up to 6 hours battery life) - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories



http://www.scan.co.uk/products/101-t...-starter-brown
    
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More battery is more winning for me!
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Quote:
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Yeah, only word processing, web browsing, music, etc. And I just realized its 0.06ghz not even 0.6ghz of an increase.
Oh ok fair enough
It may have just been me but I found that N270 struggled with video streaming and flash as well as the very bloated office 2010. But I guess if you want something to type on and look at regardless of speed they seem fine.
Edited by cdesewell - 7/28/11 at 5:19am
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post #7 of 11
I have a Wind with a N270/1.5Gb RAM, and it struggles with most of everything involving Flash. At least get something better then an Intel IGP with it.
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post #8 of 11
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So if the two netbooks had the same battery life, which one would you buy( they are the same price)?
    
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post #9 of 11
Definitely go for the higher RAM capacity. My father has a netbook with 1GB and Windows 7 starter runs like total crap, even with Aero disabled. Only way I might go for the one with a better processor is if you only plan to run Linux.
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post #10 of 11
I just looked up the benchmarks. The better processor is only better by about 3%. Higher RAM capacity wins in every situation.
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