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Does Size Matter? Four Very Small Nettops Get Reviewed

These are very different systems aimed at different usage models. However, we’ll compare performance to get a feel for their strengths and weaknesses in synthetic, productivity, media encoding, and even gaming workloads.

ASRock Vision HT 821B
Lenovo Q180 31102BU
Jetway Mini-Top JBC700C9JG
Zotac Zbox Nano XS AD11 Plus
Intel HM77
Intel NM10
Intel H61
Intel Core i5-3210M (Ivy Bridge), Dual-Core, Hyper-Threaded, 2.5 GHz (3.1 Max. Turbo Boost), 3 MB L3 Cache
Intel Atom D2700
(Cedar Trail) Dual-Core, Hyper-Threaded, 2.13 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache
Intel Celeron G540 (Sandy Bridge), Dual-Core, 2.5 GHz, 2 MB L3 CacheAMD E-450
(Zacate) Dual-Core, 1.65 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache
Asint PC3-12800, 2 x 2 GB, 800 MHz, CL 11-11-11-28-1T
Samsung PC3-10600, 1 x 4 GB, 533 MHz, (single-channel)
ASint PC3-10700, 1 x 2 GB, 533 MHz,
CL 7-8-8-21-1T
Samsung PC3-10700, 1 x 2 GB, 670 MHz,
CL 9-9-9-24-1T
Intel HD Graphics 4000
(Integrated, shared RAM)
AMD Radeon HD 6450A
(512 MB dedicated DDR3, 800 MHz)
Nvidia GeForce GT 520M
(1 GB dedicated
DDR3, 800 MHz)
Radeon HD 6320
(Integrated, shared RAM)
Hard Drive
Seagate Momentus Spinpoint
750 GB, 8 MB Cache, 5400 RPM, SATA 3Gb/s
Seagate Momentus 5400.6
500 GB, 5400 RPM, 8 MB cache, SATA 3Gb/s
WD Scorpio Black
500 GB, 7200 RPM, 16 MB cache, SATA 3Gb/s
Kingston mS100 SSD
64 GB, mSATA 3Gb/s
Software and Drivers
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, SP2
DirectX versionDirectX 11
Graphics Drivers
Intel HD Graphics
AMD CCC Beta 12.6
GeForce 275.84 WHQL
Benchmark Configuration
PCMark 7
Total System Score, Memories, TV And Movies, Gaming, Music, Communications, Productivity, Hard Disk
SiSoft Sandra 2011
CPU Arithmetic, CPU Multi-Media, Memory Bandwidth, Network Bandwidth, and Network Latency benchmarks
Game Configuration
StarCraft II
Low Preset, Medium Textures, Tom's Hardware Guide Benchmark v2
DiRT 3
Ultra-Low Preset, No AA
World of WarCraft
Fair graphics preset, Good Texture Resolution, Low View Distance, FRAPS runs
Diablo III
Lowest graphic settings, high textures, No AA
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