Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 15 Sep 2010.
another fact supports the "Atom sucks" view
I'll have to give this a look on my girlfriend's EeePC tonight. Doubt I'll ever buy anything from it, but I can always sample the free stuff
Atom + ION is awesome though. I have a 2.2Ghz Atom with DDR3 and an OC'd ION. 11.6" display (1366x768) and Dual booting XP and Win 7 Pro. I game on XP and work on 7. Also have a 9 Cell Battery
The ION does all the heavy lifting (video encoding, flash, browser acceleration) so the fact that the atom is (admittedly not that slow now) doesn't really hurt it.
it's all the proprietary software the oem bundles with xp.. take all that out and tweak xp- it's not a bad notebook with a 9 cell.. if you run all that crap on it that comes standard.. no wonder people think it's slow
you could just bang a copy of ubuntu on it
tbh the only reason people don't use Linux more these days is the lack of mainstream games. Seeing how no-one buys a net-book to play games, ubuntu + netbook seem like the perfect combo, It certainly works well on my samsung
The problem is that people don't associate iPad and Android with computers. They are mobile devices and therefore are not expected to do all the things a computer does.
The Atom based netbooks are PCs in people's minds and therefore should do the things a PC does. Demonstrating how gimped your product is by the fact that your "laptop" needs special software because it can't handle "real" programs is not good PR.
All of which is a long way of saying FAIL
The Atoms do what they need to do well.
If you expect anything else....yes they're slow. (but you were wrong to expect this in the first place)
Super website Intel...select "Free Only" and it presents me with 10$ programmes
I think this is a great idea for all netbooks. The stripped down version of Windows 7 works ace on my samsung. AppUp is just what netbooks have been waiting for. Â£200 product with an App service, Â£430 to Â£700 for the iPad? which one would you go for?
All I use my netbook for is occasional surfing and checking emails, why would I pay more than double or even more than three times as much?
Yes the iPad looks cool but I'm already cool and if I had any more cool I'd be king cool of the universe but that would then be uncool.
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