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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.
^LOL. Seriously? That made my day.

For starters: you do not multiply clock speeds when dealing with multicore processors as it makes no sense since that is not even close to how they work. It is two cores working two dedicated threads at 1.2GHz a piece. Not 2.4GHz in total.

Next, the HD3200 is not a "dedicated" card, but a built into the mobo IGP.

OP: If you're not gaming and not doing HD vids then the one you chose should be fine. I know I would have something similar if I hadn't bought my netbook back in April. I don't know about whether the RAM will work so you'll have to test the waters there.
     
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^LOL. Seriously? That made my day.

For starters: you do not multiply clock speeds when dealing with multicore processors as it makes no sense since that is not even close to how they work. It is two cores working two dedicated threads at 1.2GHz a piece. Not 2.4GHz in total.

Next, the HD3200 is not a "dedicated" card, but a built into the mobo IGP.

OP: If you're not gaming and not doing HD vids then the one you chose should be fine. I know I would have something similar if I hadn't bought my netbook back in April. I don't know about whether the RAM will work so you'll have to test the waters there.
Awesome, thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I guess I'll have to give the ram a go and hope for the best. +Rep to all who helped
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Ram should work, most atom boards support 4GB of RAM. my netbook runs 2gb with N550 and the gma500 - overall nice system, to game i use Onlive since its bout as hard as 720p movies on the netbook
    
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Personally, I would wait.

AMD is coming out with some killer processor + GPU for netbooks in the next few months.

The problem with all Atom netbooks is that Intel pairs it with ancient/crappy IGPs. That netbook can't play full-screen Hulu or YouTube without stuttering.
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Personally, I would wait.

AMD is coming out with some killer processor + GPU for netbooks in the next few months.

The problem with all Atom netbooks is that Intel pairs it with ancient/crappy IGPs. That netbook can't play full-screen Hulu or YouTube without stuttering.
I heard this, I was thinking about waiting but I don't think I could wait that long. I've been really looking forward to purchasing a netbook (I'm going on vacation to Florida and need something that will have enough battery life on the plane).
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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
good deal,i like the first one.
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Man, that Acer makes my HP 210 with the Atom N450 that I bought last spring seem 5 years old.

For ~$300, that's a great deal, you'll love it. The review on Newegg said that he couldn't find out how to upgrade the ram/hard drive, but it shouldn't be too hard.
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Man, that Acer makes my HP 210 with the Atom N450 that I bought last spring seem 5 years old.

For ~$300, that's a great deal, you'll love it. The review on Newegg said that he couldn't find out how to upgrade the ram/hard drive, but it shouldn't be too hard.
This is unfortunately the case with all tech. Yeah I saw that review but it shouldn't be to hard, I've taken apart plenty of laptops
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