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    Reviews - Intel Atom CPU: notebook pansy or powerful performer: we put it to the test

    Is Atom good enough for a power user? We pit it against an Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo and AMD Turion Ultra. Read on to find out if Atom is the do-it-all chip.
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Atom CPU: notebook pansy or powerful performer: we put it to the

    No good for folding, then? Damn.
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Atom CPU: notebook pansy or powerful performer: we put it to the

    Surely would make more sence to compare it against the VIA chips and the Celerons in the EEE's?

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Atom CPU: notebook pansy or powerful performer: we put it to the

    I've just picked up an Acer Aspire One and it's a great little machine. Yes its no primary machine, but for portability you can beat the netbook really.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel Atom CPU: notebook pansy or powerful performer: we put it to the

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Surely would make more sence to compare it against the VIA chips and the Celerons in the EEE's?
    The purpose of the experiment wasn't to compare it to the competition, but to compare it to what we would assume to be more capable. I.e. to see if the things you thought you needed a more powerful laptop to do, really do need one.

    After all, when we're not playing computer games, a lot of us use systems that are massive overkill.
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    Re: Reviews - Intel Atom CPU: notebook pansy or powerful performer: we put it to the

    Agreed. It's competition isn't the Celerons, P4DCs, Centrinos or Pumas, but it's nice to see where is stacks up in relation to them.

    If someone released a decent Atom-based MicroATX board, I'd like to know whether or not I could run an HTPC/download box off of one suffiently, and this sort of article suggests I could do so comfortably.

    There'll be plenty of reviews in due course comparing the various Atom chips to their direct competitors.

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