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Asus Eee pc netbook or Acer Aspire V?

by mitchellfox / October 10, 2013 2:54 AM PDT

I am trying to decide whether to buy theAsus Eee pc netbook (10" screen) or Acer Aspire V with 11" screen.
The Asus Eee PC 10.1 Netbook Intel Atom N270 1GB 160gb hd is about half the price (on sale at Yugster) as the Aspire V (at costco). I plan to use it as a second pc (we have another laptop, ipads and iphones also) sitting on the kitchen counter which is why i want a small footprint. Would the Asus be adequate for streaming hd (which would mostly be screencasted to a large plasma tv), email, Internet surfing and occasional MS Office work. give that the asus is older, less powerful in processor, memory, etc., would it work for me, in my situation, or should I go for the Acer?
Thanks

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I had both.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2013 3:04 AM PDT

Well the office has had both models and the 11 inch screen is worth a lot. I can write the Atom 270 based netbook we have as well as the 11 inch DID NOT handle full screen video streaming. The 11 inch had a more powerful CPU and GPU but it was still not up to the task of full screen streaming playback.

I'm going to repeat that video streaming is not expected to work full screen. It will play fine in less than a full window.

The other uses will be fine.
Bob

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streaming?
by mitchellfox / October 10, 2013 6:10 AM PDT
In reply to: I had both.

Thanks. So neither can handle full screen video streaming. But could the 10" (the asus) handle video streaming at all, even when not doing full screen?

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I see I answered that question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2013 7:43 AM PDT
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Sorry but to repeat, it worked at about 1/2 screen size.
Bob

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