[ubuntu-uk] EeePC 900A vs Acer Aspire One

Jim Kissel 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.

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