Username or EmailPassword
You really want to compare a high end Pentium-M at 2Ghz to the Atom at 1.3Ghz? My point is that the Wal*Mart buyer of 4-5 years ago was buying 1.4Ghz Pentium-M's... so, let's see a comparison with the lower end Pentium M and the Atom N270 (the N270 1.6Ghz being typical for netbooks now).
So... I'll stand by my remark about performance. I currently do not have access to a netbook, but if I get another one, I'll bench it myself against a 1.6Ghz P-M that I have... at least that will be somewhat close.
Oh... and one more thing. I saw NO issue with web video playback peformance and no problems using the GMA 950 with DVD resolution (480p) video. Again, that was using a N270 on a near 1st generation Aspire One A110 netbook (considered to be a lower end nb with the N270).
With that said, I have friends that say the netbooks with the broadcom wireless do give them issues.
Better comparison, but again, not with the N270, uses the Z530, but still (N270 will do a bit better than the Z530):
They're results seem to indicate the Z530 fits between an 800Mhz and 1.2Ghz P-M. Since the N270 is slightly better than the Z530 on performance, I still feel pretty comfortable with the 1.4Ghz P-M compare. Regardless, just the fact that it gets close is enough IMHO.
I have an compaq evo n410c with a 1.2 P-M.
I also have 2 of the original aspire ones.
I have to lock the compaq at 800MHz because of the massive heat this thing generates...it overheats and shuts down while playing hulu. And the fan tends to run irritatingly high.
The atoms on the other hand only just get somewhat warm doing the same things.