neddie Posted April 13, 2011 Report Share Posted April 13, 2011 I'm interested in getting a little netbook to while away the commuting time, and I'm surprised how cheap the current offers are. In particular, there's one by Acer which seems to fit quite well. I'm well aware though that it's no supercomputer, so I'd like an idea of what it's realistic to be able to do on it. Here are the listed specs: CPU - Intel Atom N455, 1.66 GHz (I guess this means single core) 1 GB DDR3-RAM 250 GB HDD Graphics - Intel GMA 3150 10.1" screen, 1024 x 600 So it's a low power CPU with only 1GB RAM and sub-stellar graphics - it's a netbook of course. But compared to my old (now sadly deceased) laptop, maybe it's not as slow as I think? That only had a 1.6 GHz Centrino and 700 MB RAM and that was plenty fast for regular stuff. So what can I reasonably expect? Is it only going to be able to handle typing emails and showing a few photos, or can I run something like Eclipse to play with java development, or run something like Stellarium? Maybe even play videos? Should I go for a lightweight desktop or would it be happy with the demands of Gnome? Has anyone any experience of these little things? [moved from Hardware by spinynorman] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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