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    News - Netbooks aren't good enough, says AMD

    Netbooks simply cause frustration and disappointment, think AMD executives.
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    Re: News - Netbooks aren't good enough, says AMD

    Company which is non-entity in a big low-margin market says they didn't want to be in that stupid market anyway

    Colour me shocked

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    Re: News - Netbooks aren't good enough, says AMD

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Company which is non-entity in a big low-margin market says they didn't want to be in that stupid market anyway

    Colour me shocked
    I do believe this isn't the first time AMD have slagged the netbook market. They may not be the fastest things on the planet but for me when I am not gaming I use this 99% of the time for everything under the sun, programming, browsing, doing work etc.

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    Re: News - Netbooks aren't good enough, says AMD

    To be honest I do think AMD are barking up the right tree here. If they get more manufacturers on board then they'll effectively kill the ION market by being considerably more powerful. Get the price down a bit (£300-£350) and they'll kill the high-end netbook market in the same way, pretty much leaving Atom with machines like the Acer Aspire One, Dell Mini 10v and Samsung N130. They don't seem as concerned about cannibalising their other notebook chips as Intel are, so if they play things right they could pretty much banish Atom to the cheapest end of the market while also giving users a better machine.
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    Re: News - Netbooks aren't good enough, says AMD

    Quote Originally Posted by McPhee View Post
    To be honest I do think AMD are barking up the right tree here. The Ferrari One is a cracking little machine for a very competitive price. It's not a netbook, but it pretty much ends the days of £300+ netbooks by being a lot more powerful. It just needs to drop in price that little bit more and get more manufacturers on board, then it'll really give the Atom market some trouble.
    If it wasn't branded with Ferrari crap all over it and the colour was different it would be a very capable machine. For about £370 atm you can get the samsung n510 which is almost identical bar the chip and the memory. The HD's you can change yourself etc like I did with my NC10

    Any reviews on AMD's chip that they have in that laptop/netbook?

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    Re: News - Netbooks aren't good enough, says AMD

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    Company which is non-entity in a big low-margin market says they didn't want to be in that stupid market anyway

    Colour me shocked
    The thing is, he might be on to something, a (much older) former co-worker of mine had bought an expensive ish netbook for £350 for his daughter, because she liked how small it was.

    It was however to slow for what she was really wanting, the £380 AMD powered laptop he'd bought his son (again from PCWorld) was more than powerful enough, especially after he put 64bit windows on it.

    Some technologically illiterate people fail to understand how much slower these netbooks are, and plenty of them offer relatively little saving as the price seams to keep creeping up.
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    Re: News - Netbooks aren't good enough, says AMD

    i have a dell mini9 and have ahd it for a while now. i also had an old hp nc6000 with 1.6ghz pentium m. i used the netbook most of the time excep for when i wanted to watch videos on vimeo or mtbcut etc because the netbook simply can not play highish quality video. it give's you like 1 frame a second or something. i get better performance using remote desktop connection to my PC! and now i don't have the other laptop it's really frustrating me. the idea of a netbook surely is that you should be able to browse the net, not browse some of the net and have a thoroughly frustrating and dissappointing experience with the rest of it...

    and just to be clear, i've tried to load the same videos on a mini 10 and acer aspire one...

    i would have been better off with an old hp or dell 11inch laptop

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