aaab, when you said you needed your netbook to run Linux, do you need to come preinstalled with it? Or the capabilities of running it? I assure you any Windows notebook you purchase- a Unix based OS will be capable of running on it also.
This laptop should be fine, the only thing though.. It does not have an SSD. It's hard to find a netbook that has an SSD because there is no reason for there to be one really... The performance boost on that low-powered netbook CPU will be much less notable compared to a desktop.. or a powerful laptop.
The performance boost on that low-powered netbook CPU will be much less notable compared to a desktop.. or a powerful laptop.
I've added an SSD to both a desktop and a Netbook and found the increase in speed in the netbook much more noticeable. The netbook went from unusable to alright. The desktop went from fast to really fast.
Keep in mind that you can always just buy an SSD and add it yourself.
Na I don't need it to come preinstalled. I just don't want anything with an ARM CPU..
I would have thought that the SSD would increase battery life, and have less chance of failing. Most netbooks I've found come with 320gb drives, which is quite overkill for what I need, I wouldn't have thought that it would cost that much more to replace it with a 60GB SSD.
How does the AMD E-450 compare with the intel atom? I haven't been able to find benchmarks.