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I'm looking into getting a netbook. Aside from doing work I would be hopeful to play some games on it. Now I'm talking like Civ III or half life, etc. Things of that nature. Now I've been looking at these two specifically.

ASUS Eee PC 1215T:
http://tinyurl.com/4eh56pt

Acer Aspire One AO522:
http://tinyurl.com/4aben8u

Now which one would be better for gaming, or just daily computing in general? Also is there something better I should look into? I'm trying to look for a sub $400 netbook.
post #2 of 8
I would purchase the acer as it is all around better however i would remove win starter and upgrade the RAM to 2GB and you got a very nice netbook there.

Sorry to say this but not much gaming beyond minecraft is to be had on these netbooks, but the acer would be better in that regard due to the 6250 over the 4250 graphics of the asus netbook.

EDIT just saw this for you aswell
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...l#post12502544
Edited by jammo2k5 - 2/23/11 at 7:12pm
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Well that's fine, I'm not expecting to play much. Just something simple to pass the time. And yes I'm definitely going to drop windows 7 starter if I end up getting it. Or any netbook that includes it.

Anyways thanks for the info.
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The Eee has a better processor, 1GB more RAM, a larger hard disk (70GB more) and it's generally larger (which means more comfortable keyboard etc.). It also has a higher resolution.

On the other hand, the ATI 4250 in the Eee is slightly worse than the 6250 in the Aspire.

It's up to you. Personally I would choose the Eee because it's much better in terms of general power.
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The Eee has a better processor, 1GB more RAM, a larger hard disk (70GB more) and it's generally larger (which means more comfortable keyboard etc.). It also has a higher resolution.

On the other hand, the ATI 4250 in the Eee is slightly worse than the 6250 in the Aspire.

It's up to you. Personally I would choose the Eee because it's much better in terms of general power.
The Acer is a dual core CPU and the Asus is a single core and RAM and HDD can be upgraded more easily than the CPU and GPU.
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
The Acer is a dual core CPU and the Asus is a single core and RAM and HDD can be upgraded more easily than the CPU and GPU.
He asked which is the better unit simply for the price range, regardless of upgrades. I was referring to benchmarks for processor performance.

Quote:
PCMark Vantage 1024x768
C-50
Atom 330 2x 1.6GHz 3%
Atom Z550 1x 2GHz 5%
E-240 1x 1.5GHz 7%
Pentium SU2700 1x 1.3GHz 8%
Celeron M 743 1x 1.3GHz 10%
Atom N550 2x 1.5GHz 11%
Core 2 Solo SU3500 1x 1.4GHz 14%
Athlon II Neo K125 1x 1.7GHz 25%

Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 2/23/11 at 7:29pm
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Quote:
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He asked which is the better unit simply for the price range, regardless of upgrades. I was referring to benchmarks for processor performance.
I suppose, depends if he will be multi tasking on it and such but they are close imho.
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both those laptops are fairly equal in performance, i would give the edge to acer.

the acer is newer, slower, more efficient dualcore w/ fusion graphics.

the asus is a better looking design utilizing a dualcore that runs hotter and paired with older onboard graphics, and lower battery life.

Honestly, if u want a netbook, the only two i would consider right now is the
HP DM1z with dualcore e-350/AMD 6310, or the Asus 1215N with dualcore atom/Nvidia optimus graphics.

Most ppl keep their laptops/notebooks for years, so the extra $100 more for the other two is money well spent.
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