Lenovo Crashes Atom Platform Party with World's First Ion-Based Netbook

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sunrise

hay man have a look at this post its great.......

 

 

Laptops

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bart3385

"We are pioneering new territory in the developing netbook arena by being the first vendor to give customers high quality video and entertainment capabilities in a netbook with optional Nvidia Ion graphics."

My netbook: Asus N10J
Quick specs: Atom N270, 2gb, Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS 256mb, HD 250gb (other variant has 320), Draft N + BT, Altec Lansing, HMDI, 6-cells

 I've been using this in my office and field work since December. Running primarily MS Office, AutoCAD 2009, Staad Pro, plus a plethora of other technical and entertainment softwares, on the built-in Vista Home Premium.

It's got great video capabilities -- full-endulgement of Aero, video entertainment (although the 600 pixels deep screen is a bit wanting), constantly creating and manipulating bloated 3D drawings that come typically at 30mb-50mb files sizes (which the full-spec HP desktop running Core2Duo at the office very often gives up on). Plus great sounds, both on the speakers or on wireless stereo bluetooth. I'm also running vmware with XP and Windows 7 on it!

There's also something great about this netbook brand. My 17" Fujitsu Core2Duo laptop running the same Vista Home Premium is kinda buggy. The Vista on it can't seem to work smoothly, although with no serious damage or handicap. There's just several little things that won't work as expected. Small nuisances. While my tiny Asus netbook works smoothly from Day 1. Never had any trouble with its Vista. (I still couldn't quite understand why 2 exact same version of Vista works differently on these 2 brands.) By the way, both are already updated to SP1.

 

Now back to my main point. Pioneering...???

On what?

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Bless

I still prefer the 8 inch tho, it snugged nicely in my purse.

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linkmaster6

Just gonna through this out there, unless they change and add one, it doesn't have an optical drive. So unless your content with playing a solo game with a crack or want to shell out another (minimum) 50 bones for an optical drive so you can play online you're a little SOL

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ben.albee

You might be SOL if thats your only computer. But all you have to do is know how to make ISOs and also use programs like DAEMONS tool. It would be really simple to do and not even take that much time.

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johnny3144

i haven't put a disk in my computer to play games for atleast 3 month.

 

though that notebook isn't meant for gaming, so it's not one of it's selling points. they are just saying it can run games like call of duty 4.

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konata

But it will be a great video decoder. Might run Aero better as well.

Everyone else, stop arguing please. Let's wait until the benchmarks are out...

sigh...

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sasquatch42

12 inch screen!=netbook

 

its just an ion based notebook

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Redeye

I wonder how this stacks up in 'performance' with Lenovo's S10, which my wife owns and uses.  The graphics are what get my interest.  I do a lot of business travel, as well as my wife, and I would like to be able to throw down with Guild Wars or TF2 in my hotel room at night, but don't particularly appreciate lugging around my 15" laptop.  A nice 12" netbook/notebook (whatever) for this price is appealing to me.  I may consider this come June.

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Bless

I think netbook is meant to be an  instrument of net (you know, under powered just enough to access the net and doing some simple office job,while geared for small screen for people on the go and easy travelling). making it to have the abilities of a laptop is just way too scary, since there will be no more boundaries beetween them. Having a 12 inch screen in a netbook is like having a grandfather clock in real life, and price is way too expensive. I would preferably opt for a 14 inch better powered laptop considering the price.

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aviaggio

Maybe it's just me, but any laptop that starts at $450 is NOT a netbook. The concept of a netbook is a small dirt cheap portable device that's used primarily for all things net -- email, web surfing, social networking, etc., with the occasional office duty.

Why on earth would I spend $450 for a laptop with a single core processor and 12" screen when I could spend LESS and get a dual core processor, 14" (or larger) screen, and an optical drive?

Smaller with less features = less money, not more money.

The reason the 1st generation of netbooks sold so well was cause they were inexpensive at $250-$300. Price is a HUGE selling point. Crank up the price to that of regular laptops and I can't imagine they're going to sell.

What we need are for "netbooks" to get MORE affordable, not less. Get the price down to around $200 and they'll sell like mad.

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MeTo

This is not a single core CPU as the video is CPU/GPU and let me tell you they smoke some laptops costing $1000 and at $450 or $500 i would like that.

Linux Mint,Duel boot/Vista,AMD Athlon+ x2 5600,3 Gig ram,500 Gig HDD,ATI 1300 Video.

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aviaggio

The Atom processor is single core. The ION chipset adds a modified Geforce 9400M GPU. While you'll likely be able to process CUDA on the GPU, I certainly wouldn't call this set up a "dual core" machine. So I'm not sure where my logic is flawed.

And I never meant to imply that netbooks need dual core processors -- they don't. I simply said that at this price point I could get a much more powerful laptop, one that included an optical drive and dual core processor.

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unixfool

I agree 100%

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nmanguy

I still wouldn't buy a netbook at least until the dual core atoms come out.

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MeTo

It has CPU/GPU/CPU

Linux Mint,Duel boot/Vista,AMD Athlon+ x2 5600,3 Gig ram,500 Gig HDD,ATI 1300 Video.

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unixfool

This CPU is single core!!!!  Not dual core...  What you're counting is the system CPU and the graphics processing unit.  Sorry, this system as a whole has only ONE main CPU, the system CPU.  It is single core.

It does have hyperthreading, though.

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unixfool

Hrmm...

If you want dual core functionality, just get a regular laptop.

There are plenty of dual core yet small laptops out there that are cheap yet can get the job done.  No need to load up a netbook with technology that goes against the ideal of "small, cheap, light, efficient".  For what netbooks are designed to do (webbrowse, check e-mail), they don't really need dual cores.

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