Originally Posted by Geofrancis
i agree the new amd chips need a high clock speed to be useful for much of anything i have used a laptop with a 1Ghz dual core apu and it was too slow.
It would be doing very different tasks than a laptop would though so it most likely would be enough. If it's only going to be a gateway, size and price is what is important. Any modern x86 processor is going to handle being a gateway just fine. It's when you want it to do other things such as acting as a NAS or hosting something off of it where performance becomes a concern, but at that point you're better off having the resources of a full ATX board.
The thing is for 80 dollars, the Celeron sips power and could easily just use an eSATA RAID enclosure and you'll be cooking with gas. The problem with that is the cost of the eSATA raid enclosure so I'm in this perpetual state of trying to figure out what is better for my purposes, weather that is optimizing for cost, size, power consumption, and performance.