Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 11:52 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems, home to cheap laptops and discounted netbooks sent us over the Acer Aspire One AO751h for a review. The AO751h is in-between of a small laptop and a netbook and so it makes it an interesting item to investigate.
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Comment by sonic2000gr
by sonic2000gr on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 17:20 UTC
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Notebooks have not really progressed since the Aspire one (that I am still using BTW). Either 9 or 10 inch screens and more or less the same hardware (N270, GMA950) or 11 - 11.6 inches and *worse* hardware. This is absurd. I suppose offering an 11.6 inch with N270 or even 280 will make it cost more than a 'normal' laptop?
I can't convince myself to buy a larger netbook that is even slower than the one I own now!

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RE: Comment by sonic2000gr
by DigitalAxis on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 18:12 in reply to "Comment by sonic2000gr"
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Such machines are hard to find. I think Intel changed its mind somewhere along the line and decided to not allow N270s or N280s in laptops with screens larger than 10.2". I believe they were also recently trying to stop shipments of Z5x0 series chips to anyone trying to put them in a Netbook too (in favor of the super-low-power Core 2 chips in the Acer 1410/1810 series) Given that Microsoft won't sell XP on screens larger than 10.2" and only seems to be putting Windows 7 Starter on screens smaller than that, you've got artificially forced market segregation. And there really isn't room for the VIA Nano in all of this, because while it could remove the restrictions on hardware specs, Microsoft wouldn't sell XP for it.

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RE: Comment by sonic2000gr
by benmhall on Sun 22nd Nov 2009 20:37 in reply to "Comment by sonic2000gr"
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HP is now selling a very reasonably priced Ion-based netbook. I saw one at Future Shop. 11.6" 1366x768 screen, N270, Win XP, Nvidia 9400, DDR3, $379CDN. If I was looking for something other than my 9" HP Mini, this is what I'd get.

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