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I'm not to up to date with netbook processors so I was wondering which was the fastest between amd and intel. I was looking at one with an atom N455 and one with an atom N450. What is the difference?
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about 150mhz


so, nothing. Get whatever is cheaper. Also for N450 based netbook dont u dare pay more than 240$ for it. N550 can be had for $300, that's a significant jump
    
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The 455's memory controller allows for ddr3 RAM to be used rather than 450's ddr2, no difference in clocks or anything, so out of the two the 455 based one would be marginally faster due to using ddr3 RAM
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Well I have about $300 to buy a netbook but all the netbooks with the N550 are around $400. What does amd have to compete with Intels atoms?
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Well I have about $300 to buy a netbook but all the netbooks with the N550 are around $400. What does amd have to compete with Intels atoms?
AMD has nothing near it in competition for battery and power

As far as the DDR3 claim - its technically faster on paper. Its not really all that much faster in real world. Its a 1.8Ghz Atom we're working with.

Once in a while you fine N550 based netbooks on sale which is why I mentioned it. They're a bit faster.. i don't really like the N400 based CPUs, really slow.
    
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Well I have about $300 to buy a netbook but all the netbooks with the N550 are around $400. What does amd have to compete with Intels atoms?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115924

AMD doesn't really have any good netbook processors right now.
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I heard amd is releasing some netbook processors soon though that have some nice integrated graphics. Is this true? Pretty much I want to use this netbook to program, watch some videos, web browse and use as a hub for my xbox. What would you suggest?
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So I'm trying to decided between these two. They seem to have the same specs just different manufacturer. I want to throw a 2GB stick of RAM in it and I'm thinking about putting this HDD in it. What do you think about the hybrid ssd? Would it work well with the atom processor or just be bottlenecked?

The two netbooks:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115924
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220848

The RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145228

The SSD/HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148592
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Alright, I decided to get this netbook:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20AOD255-1134

and throw the ram and SSD/HHD that I posted above into it. What do you guys think? Let me know before I hit the buy button!
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i have a acer ferrari netbook. i like it. main computer send for rma, so using the netbook whole time now, i can tell you, it handles everything fine. it hahs amd dual core 1.2ghz so you get 2.4 ghz in total and a dedicated gfx card, ati 3200 series. has about 4 hours of battery life too

just my suggestion.
    
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