Hello anyone can give more info on the performance of this mobile processor for heavy XP work?
I intent to get this cheap subnote book for MS SQL 2000 server and VS.Net development.
Well also Firework and if possible Flash.
Would be thankful for feedback, before I buy one of these notebook.
I tried and google on Atom 1.6 performance evaluation, and 2 sites give it as below the 900 Mhz Celeron processor.
So the 1.6Ghz don't really work as 1.6, but at half speed.
However, the 2 sites also noted that the test is on single thread perfomance evaluation, so the Atom chip still has some extras that are not evaluated.
1 site mentioned that MSI uses a slightly different chip which perform slightly faster.
I also has an opportunity to look at the HP subnote book using a 1.2Ghz chip, and the seller who also sells the Acer Aspire, claim that the HP subnote book is faster - of course he is pushing the product he wanted to sell.
I am truly in great need for a subnote book because my shoulders are hurting carrying my LG duo core 13 inch notebook in a backpack.
Would be great for so more suggestion on reasonably priced and reasonable performance subnote book. I would love to consider the MacAir - truly paper thin - but at such a price.
More feedbacks please.
Atom blows. Go with a Centrino or a Core 2 Duo.
With the Atom architecture, they sacrificed far too much performance for size and battery life. Even including multithreaded performance in the equation, the core is still far too underpowered to be useful to you.
Just skip it and get a powerful laptop, especially if you are going to be doing .Net development on it.
Also -- if your shoulder *hurts* from a 13" laptop, start going to the gym. The laptop size isn't the problem, your lack of upper body strength is. I lug around a 25-30 pound backpack every day, full of textbooks, my 14" Dell, and notebooks every day without any pain at all. Admittedly I am young, but that is no excuse. A 6 pound laptop should not make you sore, especially if it is in a backpack.
Thanks for the good advice on the gym, but indeed I am old - 53+ years old.
I guess I do need the exercises, but gym don't come cheap here in Singapore.
Still, with VPN you need a slightly powerful machine to render the screen efficiently.
Wow, I did not realize atom was such a piece of *expletivley deleted*.
Yeah. It is essentially a step backwards in terms of CPU technology. It makes no sense.