Does it make any sense to mate an Atom330+NVIDIA ION motherboard to a SSD hard drive (64GB, say) running Windows 7 (Home Premium), with 4GB memory? I'm not into heavy games at all; but I do some video editing (using Pinnacle Studio). I also run statistical software with graphics (e.g., R) -- this doesn't seem to tax my system too much.
Thanks for any comments you may have.
I think not.
Statistical programs and video editing can be cpu intensive. The atom is cheap but weak,
I would look to one of the 32nm clarkdale cpu's. The G6950 or i3-530 with integrated graphics would be very good.
I love the idea of a SSD for the OS. You need about 15gb for the OS. If all of your files can fit on 32gb or 64gb, then a ssd is a great idea. Otherwise, I suggest a 40gb ssd for the os, and a larger cheap conventional hard drive for your data.