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Atom or Celeron

by elnene69 / November 8, 2009 7:38 AM PST

I'm a student going to Australia for school, and am trying to find a good netbook/notebook. What I've found typically have an atom n270-280 or celeron 743. Which one is faster and better at multitasking? I'll be running either windows 7 starter on the netbook or home premium with the celeron. Should I narrow it down to atom with 1 gb or ram, or celeron 743 with two? Help!

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2 cores
by Mcorlew / November 8, 2009 8:49 AM PST
In reply to: Atom or Celeron

can I suggest neither? the 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 comes in many affordable laptops now a days and is great at multitasking.

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by elnene69 / November 8, 2009 8:58 AM PST
In reply to: 2 cores

Thanks for the advice, that sounds like what i need. Do you know of any in the $300- <$450 price range?

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Oh noes
by Mcorlew / November 9, 2009 9:35 AM PST
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Oooh. Not really in that range. I was thinking 500-600.
My thinking is this: I can upgrade the ram, I can upgrade the hard drive, I cannot upgrade the processor (reasonably) so I need to future-proof that, so it is worth the extra $100-200 for me. But you may not have the cash.

In the higher price range I suggest the HP Pavilion DM3T series (either amd dual core or Intel dual core) or an Acer Timeline series.

If you don't have that budget I hear that the Intel Celeron 743 out-performs the Atom in multitasking but not battery life. So i would suggest the Celeron.

Hope this helps

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Gracias senor
by elnene69 / November 10, 2009 7:01 AM PST
In reply to: Oh noes

Thanks for the advice. I ended up going with the eee pc since I'm a 10th grader going to school in Australia for a semester and need the battery life for the flight over, and because I'm broke!

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