but i need a good netbook for writing and multi-tasking (like downloading while i play a game), and for my niece and nephew to play videogames on.
Hello, HSovieticus; 'Netbooks are not a good match for multi-tasking activities.
PCMark Vantage overall scores:1488 ASUS Eee PC 1201N
Atom N330 1.6Ghz dual core2558 Lenovo ThinkPad X120e $450
Zacate E-350 1.6Ghz dual core (E-240 single core will not match Atom N330 perf)
You'd be looking at about a 70% performance upgrade with the X120e over 1201N.
-> But it's still a very low performance score. You'll have to decide if it's enough for you.
If you look at a Llano A4-3300M 1.9-GHz APU system you're looking at something closer to 150% performance improvement. Price should be close to what a X120e will cost. (at least in this area)3828 HP Pavilion g4 $379
Llano A4-3300M 1.9-GHz dual core3784 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E425 $499
Llano A4-3300M 1.9-GHz dual core