Cool. I am unsure how good Linux performance is on Sandy Bridge at this current date and time though.
The G530 stands at probably one of the cheapest CPUs you can get brand new for the money at the moment.
It would be around 5X-6X faster than the Pentium 4.
Comparing the price of a Netbook (Full system) that regularly show on dealnew.com for around that price, to just a $40 processor? No mobo w/ on-board video, ram, PSU or HDD included in that $40?
Care to explain further, please? I have a feeling I am missing something.
We are taking about streaming music, youtube, internet and e-mail here. The Netbook could be kept and used inside the house, bypassing the extreme temperatures. Why performance difference can their be that an average user would notice.
Even if it can't out preform a G530, it can still do better then that P4.
Also, OP, they have a deal every now and then with a regular laptop for around the same price.
You have a point about the pros of a netbook.
The reason I gave just the price of the CPU is to give an idea of the price breakdown. Here are some recent deals:
Antec case and PSU Combo: $30 AR
320GB HDD: $50
ECS H61: $15 AR
Pareema 2 X 2GB Ram: $18.xx
G530: $40 or so