OK, at the office now and I looked and found we have this emachine 250-1162 with the n270 Atom and 2GB RAM but a 250GB drive.
It does not freeze but we do use the canned air about once a month on it. It's a demo machine so we don't do much with it.
I haven't run IE on it so I'll try it now.
Wakeup and resume was about 30 seconds.
IE took 50 seconds to come up fully (again, I don't use that much. Trying Chrome.)
Chrome took 15 seconds to come and be ready to use.
So from what I can tell, your machine is about the right speed.
Atom N270@1.60GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, WiFi Internet connection. I have reviewed previous threads on this subject and was informed that they were so old as to be obsolete, so I started a new one on this really slow computer.
This computer is so slow it takes ~60 seconds to open browser (IE8 or Firefox). Used mostly for Internet work. I must type very slowly, so this computer can keep up (and I am not of secretary speed). Even off the Internet I get the message "program not responding" (eg Device Manager). It often freezes completely requiring a restart.
I have very few addons, do not use 'gaming', occasionally torrent downloads. This computer is so slow as to be unusable. I have two other PCs on this network none of which operate at this speed.
My question: Is this level of performance typical of this computer? I would never expect it to match my desktop, but this is ridiculous. I received this item as a "regift" from a relative. I have read good reports of this computer's speed. Is there something wrong here? How about a clean install of the os?
Any comments appreciated.