Your run of the mill Atom notebook struggles to play full screen video. We have to get one of the ION chipsets to help out the Atom and we're right back to the price of your average laptop.
Hi everyone, I'm going travelling soon so I thought I would get a netbook. I would use it to watch videos and do a bit a photo editing (no doubt there will be plenty of photos taken on my DSLR while I'm away) so I figured I'd get something with a bit more grunt than the standard '1GB of RAM, atom processor' netbooks.
I've been looking at two different ones and couldn't make up my mind.The two netbooks I was looking at were the ASUS Eee PC 1215B and the Gateway (or Packard Bell) VR46. I can get them both for the same price, they both come with 500GB hdd's, both have 1366x768 displays and HDMI ports. Some other specs are:
Processor - AMD E-350 1.66GHz
RAM - 2GB
Screen - 12.1"
Graphics - Radeon HD 6310
USB - 1 or 2 USB 3.0 ports plus 1 or 2 USB 2.0 ports (3 total)
Processor - Intel Pentium DC SU4100 1.3GHz
RAM - 4GB
Screen - 11.6"
Graphics - Intel graphics media accelerator 4500MHD
USB - 3 USB 2.0 ports
I don't care about what it looks like, if it scratches/smudges, or how nice the keyboard is. As long as it runs well I'll be happy.
Anyone have any thoughts? Is it worth the extra cash for something like this compared to the standard 1GB RAM, Atom processor, 250GB type netbooks?
Cheers for your help.