Re: Need help deciding on processor
The Atom might not be the fastest, but it certain has the best usage of technology. The TDP for the proc is just under 3 watts which is excellent! Most atom netbooks give ~ 7-8 hour average battery life per charge. 1.6GHz isn't too bad a speed. The architecture is recent (45nm), 533MHz FSB will sync great with PC2-4200 RAM which is slow for these days. But not terribly bad for a basic college lappy or general use netbook.
If you intend to get slighty intensive, I'd suggest moving up to something like a Pentium Dual Core.
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