Saturday, September 12, 2009

Intel Atom is slow

So, I bought a DELL Mini 10, with stuff like GPS built-in. Why? I had this $200 DELL gift certificate, and I had to spend it.

I have to say the Mini 10 was good for the price after the $200 off. Otherwise, it is far better to buy the Gateway 11.1 inch AMD netbook with a 1.2GHZ Athlon 64 CPU.

The DELL mini 10 is good enough for surfing the web and play minesweeper, the battery life is OK. But one thing the Mini 10 cannot do is viewing Youtube videos in High Quality (HQ) mode. I am not talking about HD Youtube video here, just the HQ video. On the mini 10, the audio will come out, the video is gonna playing like a slide show. The Atom processor is probably slower than a Celeron 677 MHz.

The lesson AMD should learn is this: performance is not that important. People buy cheap.


Blogger Verme said...

Intel's Core i7 is slower too. About 17x slower than AMD's 5870 in parallel workloads.

8:48 AM, September 24, 2009  

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