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Dell: Intel's Atom in Small Businesses

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Anonymous
February 27, 2009 5:54:47 PM

Wouldn't businesses be better off with an Intel Celeron or a low power AMD Athlon (single/dual) core?
February 27, 2009 6:08:42 PM

soupheadbWouldn't businesses be better off with an Intel Celeron or a low power AMD Athlon (single/dual) core?


i agree, atom is way to get more money from older hardware.

sure new cpus are overkill, who needs a quad core to read their email.

people would save money and get better performance from using older amds. i still like dual cores over single cores, you get a better experience.

then again who needs vista, windows xp is much better, most businesses just dont need vista and 3-4 gb bloat tax for running vista over xp which does nicely with 512-1gb

since xp will not be an option soon, linus really gets an opportunity to deliver a desktop distribution that runs on low end amd with 512-1gb and that does things that most people do. like email, web browsing, basic word processing and spreadsheet, photos, music, ect

microsoft i think is making a big mistake dropping xp and forcing people into higher end hardware. i mean i need 2 gb just to run vista smoothly, that's nuts.
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February 27, 2009 6:09:05 PM

I have a few older pentium M based laptops at my desk. There running XP Pro with 2 gigs of ram. They are so slow I could double click on word and go take a walk around the block before they would launch the app. Simply forget about multitasking at all. We maybe spoiled here with nice speedy newer equiptment but it makes a serious difference on my productivity. Now I'm aware that an Atom Processor has about 1/2 to 1/4 that much power. If I was issued one of those to replace my D630 I would probably just quit.
February 27, 2009 6:10:09 PM

It'd be like telling a construction worker to park his bulldozer and use this garden trowel instead. Think of the savings!!
February 27, 2009 6:26:43 PM

average joeIt'd be like telling a construction worker to park his bulldozer and use this garden trowel instead. Think of the savings!!


nicely put
Anonymous
February 27, 2009 7:46:19 PM

It's definitely good enough for SAP, which most companies work with.
I'd not buy a netbook, but rather something like an Eeebox,or a Nano platform box.
Anonymous
February 28, 2009 2:58:28 AM

a cpu won't do without a brain
intel outside and then the processor, cause the proc cannot chose its software
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