haha, sorry for the confusion energyx...i was simply agreeing with you by reiterating the DUAL-CORE fact of the 1007u, since it seems some are incapable of reading and simple research...I felt it deserved saturation for maximum impact : )
No worries... sarcasm and jest don't translate well online sometimes.
I have an old desktop backup computer with an AMD athlon 64 x2 processor that is like 8-9 years old...and it nearly scored the same cpu benchmark as this laptop.
the good news is that when I put an SSD in it, I found it very usable for web browsing, and it does play 1080p content nicely (mp4 or mkv, but it does have a dedicated gpu, hd 5450, in it) but it does stutter on flash video in higher resolutions. Its perfectly usable for web browsing and other basic tasks including watching video files, but I found it too laggy until I put an ssd inside of it. I know its not the best idea to make a direct comparison but I found it interesting to compare the benchmark of a 9 year old desktop to a modern budget laptop.
It might technically be able to, but you might want to kick it up to at least an i3 for that kind of thing.
Is it good enough for HTPC ?It has HDMI port so I would like to hook it up to TV and watch movies. Can it handle 1080P?
I would have to read up on it so I'll let you do that instead, but to me it would make a great HTPC. My current rig is just a 847 celeron running openelec. I got the motherboard for 50 at the time and had memory, disk, and PSU already. This should beat that and my system runs openelec flawlessly.
The things to watch out for are:
Do you need netflix/browser type HTPC support? Will this do that? I'm guessing yes, with windows 8 but that's a pain
will you store your media on this? If so you might need a bigger drive for Bluray media. Blu-ray rips eat it up like crazy!
How is audio pass through on this? Some processors/systems have issues with that.
Do you need to play 3d content? There is some 3d content and 10bit HD that the lower end processors will struggle with because they aren't GPU decoded.
COMPLETELY AGREED. I have been using my asus ul30a, which has been good overall, but the touchpad is soooo damn sensitive that makes erratic location changes or accidental highlighting when typing. The new ultraportables seem to be good from limited models that I have tested.
Anyone can buy it. Elite Plus not required.
Be warned that Asus cheap laptop's touchpad really sucks, due to corners they cut on this cheap BASIC component...
Imaging how frustrated you will be when the mouse pointer jumps all around when you need to do ANYTHING
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hd graphics ivy bridge (despite being anemic in modern terms) completely outclasses the gma950 or the nvidia option on the d620 chipset which can't even play 1080p content fluently, per core performance in the ivy bridge celeron is higher even at lower clocks (given it's much higher IPC from better branch prediction, greater L1/L2/L3 cache and memory bandwidth, more modern instruction sets, etc) and it does so at at a much lower TDP, the FSB clock and memory speed is more than double the d620 (1600mhz DDR3 vs 667mhz ddr2), the hard drive is at least SATA II likely SATA III which wil allow benefits from an SSD upgrade I'm sure couldn't be realized on the d620's SATA I connection, this had an led vs the d620's ccfl display...what exactly is comparable?
the 2013 MBP update removed the optical drive...it's lighter and thinner instead : )
the processor between the d620 and the asus x551ca
I'll trade two D620's if you give me one of this laptop.
2 laptops for one? sounds like a slick deal!
d620s are so sturdy and last practically forever
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[QUOTE=iBoo;65781404]the processor between the d620 and the asus x551ca
originally you said comparable to the d620, not the d620 processor...you didn't even specify which processor. even still, I did reference the processor, and despite some close benchmarks with processors the d620 was sold with, there are meaningful differences between them (I chose the t7200 for reference) that allow an ultra budget priced 1.6Ghz 1017u (no available benchmarks for 1007u but is ony 100mhz slower) processor to outperform a 2Ghz core 2 duo t7200 (which was a pricey upgrade from the t5300 at the time), and it does so at HALF the TDP (17W), which also includes the on-die GPU! Yes, the celeron 1007u will offer essentially comparable CPU performance, but accompanied by 10x the GPU performance, and most importantly produce all of this at HALF the TDP...HALF. Twice the performance per watt is massive, especially when comparing laptops...especially when comparing a middle class CPU from then to literally the least expensive 64bit offering of today. oh, and this is only $199 or less (given the value of the bundled accessories), which will barely buy you a 16gb tablet from dell today.
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