The Ghz means nothing. Really, it doesn't have any one to one connection with processing power.
I expect its two or three times faster than your current netbook. Go to Passmark[cpubenchmark.net], punch in your CPU, and compare the numbers. This one scores 1397. Yours is likely to be around 450, or even lower.
As for the price.. there's a bottom price to manufacture a lot of things, because a lot of the cost is raw materials, shipping, store overhead, etc. Those costs don't follow Moore's Law.
Pretty likely that this is a good bit more capable than your old netbook, and depending on the model, your old netbook likely won't accept more than 1 or 2GB of memory which limits it's performance even more.
Thanks for your comments. As you could probably tell, I don't know much about laptop specs. You were indeed right -- the passmark score for my old netbook was just above 300, so it does seem like this netbook should be much faster. With that said, I actually don't find my current netbook to be very slow, so I guess my standards are pretty low -- it is just incredibly useful when traveling. Now, I'm just trying to decide whether to hold off for a netbook with a 6-cell battery, because I really do love the battery life on my current netbook (and I use it exclusively when traveling, so battery life is very important to me).
Might just do as a previous poster suggested -- buy this and return it if a better deal does come along.
Got this exact laptop open box at my local Best Buy for $146.99 this weekend. Had 20% off all Win7 computers. Popped an 8gb memory module in it for 10gb total, will go to 16gb easily. Pretty snappy for a dual core celeron. That said, I wouldn't have paid $230 for it.
wow, is this thing really upgradeable to 16gb ram? put an ssd in and this netbook will blaze in speed. anyone have any links to good bf deals for the ram and ssd?
I've had this for about a month. Replaced my AMDC60. This Celeron is much faster at everyday computing. I use this netbook when I travel (I'm on the road 3-4 days a week). The primary uses are web browsing, typing up reports, playing back movies stored locally and streaming to the hotel TV via a HDMI port.
No stuttering like the AMD did. Very smooth. I bumped up the ramp to 8GB . Very happy.
Real world battery life is about 4 hours. No big deal for me as I typically use it in hotels anyway.
This is a great little laptop, I bought it 5 months ago from BB when it was $250. I installed 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD and Windows 8 and its very fast, boots up in about 10 seconds. Make sure you use the 7mm SSD and not the larger sized 9mm since only the 7mm fits. Acer posted all the Windows 8 drivers on their website.
This is probably the best bang for your buck out there, its light and thin similar to an ultrabook without the high prices. Only bad side is that the battery typically last about 4 hours, but for the price, nothing out there comes close. Also the screen is very good and high resolution.
I'm typing on one of these right now. Got it for $250 at BB a few months ago.
Upgraded RAM to 8gb and the thing works great. Would never try to play games on it other than Freecell, but for word processing, browsing, and other productivity work it is perfect. Love the compact size and weight, and the Celeron is amazingly speedy compared to my old Atom processor netbook.
Highly recommended, if you know what you're getting it for.
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