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A 1.60ghz Intel Atom N270 processor or a Intel Atom 1.33ghz Z520. I'm confused
    
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N270, just has a higher bus ratio, same architecture.
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The N270 is hands down the better chip. The bus speed is the same, the bus core ratio is 12 vs. 10 though meaning you have a faster clocked chip.

They are both really slow pieces of garbage. I take it you are looking at netbooks. What are you going to use the machine for?
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The N270 is hands down the better chip. The bus speed is the same, the bus core ratio is 12 vs. 10 though meaning you have a faster clocked chip.

They are both really slow pieces of garbage. I take it you are looking at netbooks. What are you going to use the machine for?
I'm buying a used one (need it badly for work and can't afford anything better). Word processing, adobe reader, and web browsing. Possibly Aim i guess? That's pretty much it, not even for music. Do you think that would be a problem?
    
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I'm buying a used one (need it badly for work and can't afford anything better). Word processing, adobe reader, and web browsing. Possibly Aim i guess? That's pretty much it, not even for music. Do you think that would be a problem?
You will be fine with an atom then with low power and long battery life, its a good chip for your needs.
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I'm buying a used one (need it badly for work and can't afford anything better). Word processing, adobe reader, and web browsing. Possibly Aim i guess? That's pretty much it, not even for music. Do you think that would be a problem?
Yes. I hate to say it but these things are just dog slow. The only thing they are useful for is getting online in a pinch, checking your e-mail, doing some light browsing. Don't even think of opening up more than one program at a time.

If price is the concern its MUCH better to look for used laptops. You can often times find a good used laptop with a Core 2 Duo for $200 or less if you really shop around.
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You will be fine with an atom then with low power and long battery life, its a good chip for your needs.
I have sold enough of these things and serviced enough of these things to say that no, it really won't.
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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-...&skuId=2731052

That should be perfect for you. And its got better specs than any netbook.
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^ This... That Lenovo is a steal!

However, if its a good enough price for the netbook, you could get by with one. Especially if it has a ssd. That makes a tremendous difference on it. My wife always wanted a white Dell mini9, and one day I snagged one on craigslist. I maxxed the 2GB of ram (sad)and threw in a 32Gb runcore pro. It actually worked much much better and she used it for a while. This was 2 years ago though. :/
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The Z520 is a smaller chip, runs cooler, uses less power.

N270 is a bigger chip, uses .5w more power, runs a little hotter, has SSE4, clocked faster
 
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