[ubuntu-uk] EeePC 900A vs Acer Aspire One
jlk at osml.eu
Fri Nov 14 14:38:33 GMT 2008
Rob Beard wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Okay so all this talk of Windows free laptops got me thinking about
> plumping for a cheapo netbook to tide me over until next year when I can
> afford something a bit more powerful.
Most of the latest generation of netbooks have 1.6 Ghz Atom processors
of which Intel's Otellini says: "...the Atom processor, which packs the
power of a PC-class processor from six years ago..."
And if you check wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_4 the
"Northwood" is the chip of 2002.
I feel this is a fair estimation of the Atom's ability. Personal
experience with the 701 and 901 leads me to believe the Celeron in the
701 has a slight edge over the Atom in the 901. I don't have any stats
to back this up other than the 701 boots faster than the 901.
More information about the ubuntu-uk