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How much do you think the 1215B will be? There's a coupon apparently for 25 off the HP dm1z and personally I'd like to keep the price of a netbook close to 400 at most
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Define the "light" media use. Also, depending on the OS the enjoyability can vastly change on a netbook. For a single core Atom I would avoid windows at all costs. The dual core Atom N550 is fairly good for media use (music and non HD video) but Fusion (the C-50 is the one out of that line I recommend) should be much better. From pre-release reports I've read the C-50 isn't much better for office or chat programs (why would it need to be since my N450 easily handles those) but that's not where it needs to be; the multimedia capabilities are where it supposedly shines and crushes the Atoms.
     
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Uh, youtube, flash videos, maybe some light gaming like minecraft or CS 1.6, stuff like that.

I'd imagine Ion 2 based netbooks or AMD Fusion would be best for that, but I prefer AMD so I obviously prefer an AMD Fusion based netbook.
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Uh, youtube, flash videos, maybe some light gaming like minecraft or CS 1.6, stuff like that.

I'd imagine Ion 2 based netbooks or AMD Fusion would be best for that, but I prefer AMD so I obviously prefer an AMD Fusion based netbook.
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Uh, youtube, flash videos, maybe some light gaming like minecraft or CS 1.6, stuff like that.

I'd imagine Ion 2 based netbooks or AMD Fusion would be best for that, but I prefer AMD so I obviously prefer an AMD Fusion based netbook.
Non HD youtube works pretty well with even a single core Atom and with some serious modding you can run HL1 and CS1.6. That said I'd seriously hold out and see what the Fusion lineup has to offer. The gaming performance should be much better. We'll see though if AMD can finally deliver good battery life (crosses fingers).
     
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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post
How much do you think the 1215B will be? There's a coupon apparently for 25 off the HP dm1z and personally I'd like to keep the price of a netbook close to 400 at most
I heard that it will be the same price as the 1215N.
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