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  1. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    yeah. 1Gb Ram doesnt help at all. and its a shame the N series Atom processors cant see anything more then 2Gb ram which is one the the platforms/CPUs biggest short comings next to light gaming and 720/1080p video performance.

    I Just picked up my new netbook yesterday with an AMD E-350 inside. and it is just great as ive already got W7 ultimate installed and kitted it out with 8Gb ram.
     
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    Acer 522 here AMD C-50 and 2gb ram with a 64Gb SSD. Nice and quick, my only nit is i wish the graphics were at 350-400mhz like the E-350 not 275Mhz...
     
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    I have a Aspire One 522

    -Windows 7 Home
    -AMD C-50 1ghz
    -2gb ddr3 1066mhz
    -ATI Radeon™ HD 6250 Graphics 256mb
    -Seagate Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drives 500gbs

    I'm using Microsoft Security Esstenstials
     
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    eh? the AO522 isnt it with a C-60 and HD6290? i had one a moment ago, unfortunately i sold it due to a financiale breakdown

    or did they made 2 version one C-50 one C-60?

    no no no im not making a Necro (netbook deserve some love they arent as powerfull as they could be but if upgrading win starter to a win 64 and pushin more ram in it they do fine)
     
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    Hey hey!
    I didn't knew that there was a clubhouse for petit laptop owners.
    Count me in! I have recently acuired one!

    TOSHIBA NB250-10Q

    CPU: Intel Atom N455
    RAM: Hynix 1GB DDRII PC2-6400S
    HDD: Hitachi Travelstar 250GB
    GPU: Intel GMA 3150 + 10.1'' screen (1024x600)
    BAT: 6-cell 48Wh

    Uh...I think that's it. :p

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. odameyer

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    Thinkpad master race reporting

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    X120e
    11.6"
    AMD E-350 1.6ghz
    Radeon 6310
    8gb DDR3
    7200rpm 160gb HDD
    1368x768

    Debian + Win7 Professional 64 bit

    I only paid $150 for it and it's been a really good laptop that does everything including light gaming (for a netbook that is amazing!)

    Pros:
    Build quality as compared to an EEE PC

    [​IMG][/IMG]
    The accessibility to components and an extra spot for another WLAN or bluetooth adapter
    Good battery life
    Good value
    The mouse I cannot stress enough how superior the Thinkpad mice are to anything else on the market.
    HDMI audio or video out - Haven't used it yet but a nice thing to have.

    Cons:
    Screen - Colors and viewing angle - make it a bit wonky for editing photos
    Combined headphone/microphone 3.5mm jack

    If IBM/Lenovo made one of these things with an aluminum body and IPS screen I would pay any price for it.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    My sister has a Thinkpad Edge something, and I was very impressed with it.

    BTW, sporting the Aspire One D250 as seen in my sig. It's alright, considering I didn't pay anything for it. :p
     
  8. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    oda: that makes my intel atom netbook look like a total piece of crap.
     
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    Thinkpad Edge?
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    I still want a T60 with a dock :)
    I haven't used my intel atom eee PC hardly at all after getting it.

    It feels like a cheap toy in comparison and the touchpad is unbearable.

    However the EEE PC with its 9 cell battery still holds some advantage over the Thinkpad

    That's not to say that the Thinkpad doesn't have above average battery life though because it does last a long time.
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    my eepc has a laggy little SSD that makes the system freeze for a minute or two at a time, and its not worth upgrading to a faster one since the CPU isnt even fast enough for youtube
     
  11. FreedomEclipse

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    your spec is Identical to my HP DM1 (3200SA) the only real difference is apart from looks/cosmetics is i have a 240Gb Sandisk Extreme SSD & Win7 Ultimate x64 installed on mine.

    Recommend you upgrade to an SSD too. though dont expect miracles. the E-350 is a weak CPU and even though the SSD benches in atto around the 550mb/s read mark boot up and load times are bottlenecked by the CPU which i find gets overwhelmed quite easily. once windows is fully loaded up though, the experience is pretty decent, not great by any standards as it will still slog like running knee deep in mud when it comes to medium/heavy multitasking.

    for firefox, a few tabs open and MPC running in the background its perfectly fine.

    I would defintely look to go with an Intel i3 or i5 with my next laptop though.
     
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    I can't wait for these new batches of APU's from AMD to pop out. I am still running my Gateway with an Athlon L310 stuffed into it just waiting on the good ones to pop out.
     
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    EEE 900?
    SSDs are too small and expensive right now.

    I was thinking Velociraptor because eventually I'm going to need space for upwards of 200gb of music.
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    well I paid $189 for my 240GB Sandisk Extreme quite a few months back. Ive got a 32GB SD memory card in the card reader to store my collection of MP3s and the 320GB hard drive i had in this netbook before i put the SSD in has gone into an external enclosure - I have plenty of space

    SSDs have been dropping in price. though SSD prices have gone back up slightly. my SSD now sells for $230 brand new so in theory I made my purchase at a really good time.
     
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    yeah the EEE 900A
     
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    I upgraded the older 160gb WD Caviar Black to a 750gb WD Caviar Black (wd7500bpkt) and it seems like the battery life has really taken a noticeable dip but it could just be a placebo.

    Atleast now I can fit everything needed. Might eventually get a W520 desktop replacement and put an SSD in this but for now it's a wallflower.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136835
    In that case

    http://www.android-x86.org/
    4.2.2 has some issues with randomly shutting off but once they fix that it'll be nice.

    Other than that it's very smooth and everything works right out of the box with the EEE PC
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Just wanted to say that I will probably get a Thinkpad e130 pretty soon. Looks good and have the graphical horsepower to play some games (Paradox games namely). My sister had the e135 (which is the same but with the AMD e-1800 in it instead), and I am a big fan of it. The e130 seems to be a bit cheaper though, so I'll go with that.
     
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    Edge series..hmm.. Haven't heard good things about it.

    If you have trouble with it the x230 is very good (better build quality, ips display, i5, still manages up to 8 hours of battery life)
     
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    My DM1 is looking old... Im considering 11.6" with at least an i3 in it.
     
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    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

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    Well my Envy 13 seems old! ;) can't even replace the HDD!
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Of course you can son,

    Its called buying a new netbook/laptop ;)
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    A laptop Im looking at is this one here
     
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    Does my Notebook count XD

    [​IMG]
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    What things not good have you heard? Also, the x230 might be nice but an ips model id like 3x the e130. I was pretty impressed with the overall quality of the e135 tbh. Nice keyboard with no flex, sturdy...
     
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    I own Acer Aspire One ZA3 for about 3 or 4 years, I had 1 GB of extra RAM added but Atom Z520 processor at 1.33GHz is too slow for anything but e-mail :D but, oh boy, it sends e-mail like a champ and also you can type one on it :rockout:
     

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