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I'd quote it but it's like two paragraphs.



For those in the market I thought I'd let you guy know that Cedar Trail/View netbooks (AKA finally Bluray capable Atoms) will be coming out soon so if you have the ability you should probably hold off on getting an Atom netbook right now.

PS: Anyone else excited about the N2600 and N2800?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Atom-N2800-Notebook-Processor.54670.0.html
     
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PowerVR? I know they use a line of those in iPods and iPhones :S

I'd like to see this cpu paired with a solid gpu for a netbook maybe a 320m or something of that nature. For the price, okay but for what the netbook will be used for you could probably grab something cheaper that will get you by for browsing.

I owned a 1201n which was like...the pioneer of netbook "performance" with one of the first dual core atoms and a 9400m. The biggest bottleneck with that machine was the cpu, it was just too weak for anything.

Hopefully this new line of cpus succeeds and brings a little more horsepower to netbook computing.
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PowerVR? I know they use a line of those in iPods and iPhones :S
I'd like to see this cpu paired with a solid gpu for a netbook maybe a 320m or something of that nature. For the price, okay but for what the netbook will be used for you could probably grab something cheaper that will get you by for browsing.
I owned a 1201n which was like...the pioneer of netbook "performance" with one of the first dual core atoms and a 9400m. The biggest bottleneck with that machine was the cpu, it was just too weak for anything.
Hopefully this new line of cpus succeeds and brings a little more horsepower to netbook computing.

You did check out the link to the N2800 I had right? There's a benchmark list that shows it matching the best desktop Atom of the old line while only using less than half of the power. And the PowerVR is only really needed to get HD (more like x264 encoded movies) working since mpeg(1thru4) based HD is capable of being done by a single core N450. It's a $47 chip so I'd be happy that it can actually start approaching the performance of the E-300 series APUs in CPU performance (not a chance in GPU though I think).

Honestly, windows was the worst thing to happen to the Atom outside of the powersaving features that gave it awesome battery life. I remember being able to tweak things so that I could go a full 12 hours of use without a recharge in windows. Sadly, it took a long time at those settings to do things. With Linux I get 6 hours but a huge improvement in performance. I guess that's why even after MeeGo's death Intel is still working on a Linux distribution for their Atoms called Tizen.
     
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What id like to know is if the 1025CE can actually have its memory upgraded. I was about to buy one from amazon then I saw a big fat warning at the bottom.

Amazon quote from: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-1025CE-10-1-inch-Netbook/dp/B006UCHKJ6/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1333205754&sr=1-2

""RAM NOT UPGRADABLE BEWARE

"The memory is fixed on the motherboard and there is no SO-DIMM on the motherboard. The On Board Memory is unable to be removed or replaced for extending."

also read reviews on amazon.com fist before you buy this one. ""


Now I came across another website saying that only the N2800's have the upgradable ram, but then I found another saying its random and people are getting upset when they open it up to see. If someone has some definite details on this id very grateful as i'm just itching to buy this but wont until i know. tongue.gif

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I think I'll stick with my 1215b.
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If I had the need I would have gladly made a Purchase. But I already own one. As far as I can say Net books were the best things that happened to the PC Industry. They sold like hot cakes, were cheap, did basic tasks, upgrading them was a breeze, Has amazing Battery life etc..

Today even the Ultrabooks don't have that amazing feeling to them as we already have Macbook Air in their place for a long time. If you ask me Net books still retain their market share but don't have that oomph factor in them due to lack of HD playback, CPU not up to the task etc....

But we all forget what they were made for when comparing them with other laptops & Tablets. A Tablet does not have a Physical keyboard which makes typing uncomfortable for prolonged typing Plus it is more expensive than a Netbook. A laptop is bulky, big & generates more heat & has less battery life than a Netbook.

I recently added a Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder card. Now I am planning to swap my HDD with an SSD & also swap my crappy Atheros WiFi card with an Intel one.

Current specs of my Net book.

Gateway LT2104u
Intel Atom N450 1.6Ghz
2GB DDR2 RAM
250 GB HDD
Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder BCM70012 card.
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If I had the need I would have gladly made a Purchase. But I already own one. As far as I can say Net books were the best things that happened to the PC Industry. They sold like hot cakes, were cheap, did basic tasks, upgrading them was a breeze, Has amazing Battery life etc..
Today even the Ultrabooks don't have that amazing feeling to them as we already have Macbook Air in their place for a long time. If you ask me Net books still retain their market share but don't have that oomph factor in them due to lack of HD playback, CPU not up to the task etc....
But we all forget what they were made for when comparing them with other laptops & Tablets. A Tablet does not have a Physical keyboard which makes typing uncomfortable for prolonged typing Plus it is more expensive than a Netbook. A laptop is bulky, big & generates more heat & has less battery life than a Netbook.
I recently added a Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder card. Now I am planning to swap my HDD with an SSD & also swap my crappy Atheros WiFi card with an Intel one.
Current specs of my Net book.
Gateway LT2104u
Intel Atom N450 1.6Ghz
2GB DDR2 RAM
250 GB HDD
Broadcom Crystal HD Decoder BCM70012 card.

I'm with you on the netbook being pretty good but I'm honestly disappointed with the reception in the US at least...pretty much everyone hates them that I've ever encountered or thinks they're just too slow. All them are however using windows so that may be problem one. My big thing is that I'd rather have something around the old Core2Duo mobile line in performance with the same TDP as my N450. HD playback would be a plus (so long as it isn't through PowerVR licensed designs). I'd love to get a N2600 or N2800 model but because of the PowerVR GPU design Linux support is pretty much dead in the water (I don't even expect Intel to have anything useful show up in Tizen either).

Currently, I'm fine with my netbook and holding out until someone from the ARM camp realizes how much they could gain from getting the Linux community behind them and hoping that Intel and AMD will continue to refine their CPUs. Maybe one day AMD won't have crappy drivers and I can use their APUs without headaches or fear.

Finally, about the "ultrabooks"....what morons designed these things in terms of keyboards and touchpads? I tried out the Asus, Acer, Samsung, and Toshiba models and was left wondering if they feel under the definition of torture to type on. Honestly, they'd be great if they just had better keyboards and touchpads.
     
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