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Looking for a good Netbook. Recommendations?

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April 14, 2011 1:54:36 PM

Hi,
I've been looking around for a netbook for my sister. There are soo many netbooks out there and i just can't find one that matches the specs I'm after.
I'm looking for a dual core atom, 2GB RAM (not so important as I can upgrade that), Resolution more that 1024x600. She travels for business a lot and wants it for general web/word processing and some light Photoshop use.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
Cheers
Chris
a c 572 D Laptop
April 16, 2011 12:09:15 AM

Hello Boozley;

Most of the specs you want are found in the 11.6" Netbooks.

Can you explain 'light photoshop use'? Most 'Netbooks are not suitable for something that demanding.
a c 572 D Laptop
April 16, 2011 12:26:39 AM

ASUS Eee PC 1215B $450
AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 (1.60GHz) 2GB RAM 320GB HDD 12.1" 1366x768 LCD w/ Radeon HD 6310 graphics

ASUS Eee PC 1215P $400
Intel Atom N550(1.50GHz) 1GB RAM 250GB HDD 12.1" 1366x768 LCD w/ Intel GMA 3150

Notebooks are more often considered having enough power for 'light photoshop use'.
Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3820T 13.3" Notebook $530
Intel Core i3 380M (2.53GHz) 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 13.3" 1366x768 LCD w/ Intel HD Graphics

lenovo G560 15.6" NoteBook $400
Pentium P6200 2.13GHz (part of the i3/i5 family) 2GB RAM 250GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ Intel HD Graphics



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a c 572 D Laptop
April 16, 2011 2:48:32 AM

I don't think that single core Athlon II Neo K125 in that Asus Eee PC 1215T-MU10 mentions is quite what you want.
a c 572 D Laptop
April 16, 2011 2:53:39 AM

Passmark CPU benchmark scores:
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

AMD Athlon II Neo K125 @ 1.7Ghz = 494
Intel Atom N550 @ 1.50GHz = 564
AMD E-350 @ 1.6Ghz = 739

Intel Pentium P6200 @ 2.13GHz = 1675
Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz = 2340
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