Windows XP Or Vista?
Whether to use Vista or Windows XP is a question that is not easy to answer purely on the basis of the benchmark charts. To complete the same amount of work, Vista requires more performance power, which the Atom 230 is not able to provide. Under Windows XP, it isn’t exactly racing along, but it is easier to work with.
The difference in speed between the Atom 230 and the traditional desktop processors is frightening. The ITX board with the Celeron 220 is more than 30% faster than the Atom 230.
The supplied CD contains all the drivers for Vista and Windows XP, and the installation of both operating systems was completed quickly and with no problems. All components such as network, audio, graphics core and chip set run without issues, and we do have to take our hats off to ECS for this. As mentioned earlier, we recommend operating the Atom board in conjunction with Windows XP.