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 Post subject: Samsung N220 Pine Trail Netbook
PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 11:48 am 
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 5:54 am 
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keyboard and LCD are small too. The screen's resolution is low, and with no digital video output, nor hardware acceleration for high definition video, it is best suited for playing standard definition material. While Atom is energy efficient, its performance is anemic; the hardware is only suitable for basic tasks


Nice review as always but useless piece of hardware at least for me, just like all other "netbooks".


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 6:11 am 
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Netbooks are supposed to be cheap... they're not. Some are stupidly expensive, more so than proper notebooks.

For little more than the cost of an average netbook you could buy a really neat little 11.6" dual-core CULV notebook like mine (Aspire 1410 / Aspire 1810T). It was like 440 €.

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Just out of curiosity, how was 7 using the 600MB? Was it Cached or Available? Vista and 7 use a different memory caching method then XP, so comparing them takes some care.

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An interesting review, especially as I am considering replacing my current Thinkpad X32 at some point. A few thoughts:

- For H.264 playback try CoreAVC. It's much faster than other decoders and allows my Pentium M 1.8GHz Thinkpad to play back 720p with only very occasional dropped frames. On an Atom D510 it should cope without problems if my D510MO benchmarks are accurate.

- It uses a Realtek card which is supported by aircrack and Backtrack runs nicely from a flash drive.

I have been looking at ultra miniature netbooks with 5" screens. They really do fit in your pocket and the keyboards are not bad, better than mobile phone ones at least. Best of all they really do fit in your pocket. On the downside you only get a few gigs of flash storage. Some have Atoms and some have ARM CPUs running Ubuntu. Battery life on the ARM ones is in the 20 hour range.

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I use the Asus EEE because I need one with a long battery life for use in the campo. I think the netbook linked to would be preferable future netbook for me. I really like my 510 desktop.

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I think it's worth saying that although in the raw benchmarks the D510 doesn't seem that much faster than previous Atoms it certainly feels a lot quicker.

It lags in raw number crunching but having two hyperthreaded cores seems to make responsiveness and general desktop use it performs quite well.

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I agree with mojo. I have both and the 510 usually seems fast enough for my general use. I was surprised at that. I have it with pico and if I had a SSD and 7 it would be even better.

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