Linked by the_randymon on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 22:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Asus is the company that shook up the laptop market a couple of years ago with their introduction of the EeePC netbook. And with their announcement that they will no longer be producing netbooks in 2013, Charles Arthur over at the Guardian UK has declared that the netbook era has now come to an end. Sad news for those of us who still love our netbooks! Harry McCracken over at Time Mag thinks they'll be back. Anybody who spends time wiping the smears off their tablet's touchscreen might agree.
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RE: netbook like the eee pc
by zima on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 19:45 UTC in reply to "netbook like the eee pc"
zima
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2005-07-06

That was really the case only with PowerVR-based Intel GFX chipset - which was used only in minority of netbooks, IIRC. Most used i845 or the like, with Intel GFX hardware and nice OSS drivers.

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RE[2]: netbook like the eee pc
by Gusar on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 21:50 in reply to "RE: netbook like the eee pc"
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2010-07-16

Pretty much all Intel netbooks on the market today are CedarView, which means PowerVR chip. So no, not "minority", quite the opposite.
The few that aren't CedarView are Pineview - GMA3150, basically an i945 moved into the CPU, in other words quite crappy (no hardware vertex shaders, no hardware video decode, generally low performance).

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RE[3]: netbook like the eee pc
by zima on Wed 9th Jan 2013 20:31 in reply to "RE[2]: netbook like the eee pc"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Though dvhh was talking about the past, the times of Vista, referring to the inexpensive netbooks available back then. And, IIRC, they typically shipped with i945 - the PowerVR models were a bit premium ones back then.

BTW, that Intel GFX isn't really so bad - yeah, slow, but OTOH it can be also described as "fast enough" for its typical usages.

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