Originally Posted by VIPER
Why people always think of games? This PC is excelent for a young kid, for example, who wants to learn to use the PC, the Internet, and to use it for school, for example. Also is a very good workstation for a small office. Small footprint, low consumption, good performance for a normal office computer. Also is perfect for older people (why everybody forgets about them?). It's small, it's ok for Internet, mail, small games, movies, documents. My Parents would love one of these!
Agreed. I think a lot of peopel are msising the point of these computers.
First, they are cheap. A small price tag in this economy is looked at much more closely than ever.
Second, they are small. Clipping to the back of an LCD moniter does wonders for space. Think of coprorate settings where price is first, performance is last, and deskspace is a HUGE factor.
Now, as for performance. They are, not, and I repeat, NOT gamings. The Atom is a very low power and lower perfomring CPU. Think of the energy savings of this over time as well. Hell, think of the time spent Firefoxing and Word over say, FPS gaming.
Yes, this is not for everyone. But small, cheap, energy efficient, and able to do video nice is a damn nice set of traits to have right about now. I'm looking at the HP Home Servers with the Atoms in it myself now. Remember, not everything is high performance and horsepower, sometimes.