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|10-28-2011 12:33 PM|
|manaox2||Deal is dead, code expired.|
|10-26-2011 11:33 AM|
|manaox2||The new black rubberized version is supposed to be released on the 30th. I'm waiting for that and hoping the coupon holds out miraculously.|
|10-25-2011 11:58 AM|
|Oh.Y.Not||Regarding battery life, wifi on with lowest dim, I was able to extract 7 hours watching videos and surfing the web. Battery life is very good I'd say.|
|10-25-2011 11:57 AM|
|10-25-2011 11:55 AM|
Do remember that this should be categorized as a netbook, not a laptop. As a netbook, my dm1z (e-350) has been a pleasure to use. Rarely any sort of stuttering or lag when performing daily tasks and viewing any videos, and I am even able to play light games or regular games in lowest settings. I cannot say the same thing about my Acer Aspire One with n450.
Go in with the right expectation, and you will be pleasantly surprised. Build quality is good for a netbook of this price range. Of course, if you expect quality and performance of a laptop costing 500+, you'd be sorely disappointed, but then again that is really unfair to do.
|10-25-2011 11:47 AM|
but the battery life on the Samsung was terrible.
|10-25-2011 11:19 AM|
Sometime, a laptop with better video will handle better than a laptop have faster CPU and slower video, I have been using M11x R1, and it's been run everything smooth even with slowness CPU.
|10-25-2011 11:02 AM|
I had the same issue...when i first went through the chat they were clueless...and then i called and spent a long time but i played it such that the code i originally gave was the wrong one....so they gave me the $50 off......we'll see as the discount won't be legit until they deliver but so far they said the price w/ the $50 reduction.
|10-25-2011 04:29 AM|
If there are some good deals, the i3-23x7m Sandy bridge Intel chips are the way to go. You get much better CPU power and equal-to-slightly better graphics compared with the E-450. However, there are no deals to be had right now.
I think this is a very reasonable deal for someone who doesn't need a a lot of CPU power.
|10-24-2011 03:11 PM|
I ordered the E-450 version back on Oct 5th. It was supposed to ship on Oct 21st. Today I got an apology email from HP today saying due to unexpected limits in supply the order has been delayed til Oct 27th. My invoice total was $427.58.
They gave me a 15% coupon and a choice to cancel!!! I tried ordering it again and the total comes out $374.80. I'm going to call and see if they can give me that price or cancel my order.
I'm considering getting the Asus 1215n with ION2 for $300 or wait out for good deal on a Lenovo with E-450. I'm looking for a very light netbook 11-13" with the best balance of graphics and battery life under $500. I think the i3 or i5 version are going to be too costly.
So I called HP to cancel my order, and they offered me a $9 refund not to cancel my order, so I said no thank you. Then they transferred me to someone else to cancel and they offered to refund me $30. I said no and they finalized the cancellation. In worst case I'd have to return the package for a refund if it ships.
I was just about to buy the 1215n, but I'd need to spend $14 to upgrade the memory to 4GB and the battery life would be half. So I ended up ordering the DM1Z again for just $374.80 this time around. Now I have to wait 2 more weeks for it to ship.
There are some ready to ship DM1Zs, but they don't have promotions before coupons so they cost about $40 more.
|10-24-2011 02:35 PM|
|endlesssssssss||Has anyone actually used one of these (or the older versions)? I'm really on the fence, but would like to check out its build quality before plunking down the $$|
|10-24-2011 02:30 PM|
Atom is trash, my first netbook(Acer Eee 1000H) had the N270, I loathe that laptop, the older gen Eee 900(which I also have) with the celeron 900 seemed to handle much better. Intel remade the Pentium 3 in the atom with its in order execute. Intel hamstrung the chip and had complete domination of the netbook market from 2007 to the beginning of this year. Finally AMD's much delayed fusion processor Brazos came to market and atoms netbook prices dropped to all time lows. My biggest complaint for atom netbooks was weak gpu and horrible resolution (1024x600). Amd got rid of this, most brazos platforms came with 1366x768 displays. It is unfortunate that they found there way into 15.6" platform, as I don't think they belong there, but for budget laptops, I'm sure they will sell.
If you ever have trouble playing 1080p content on this machine, I recommend using Shark007 codec pack , VLC won't cut it with my e-350 sometimes, but with the new codecs, I have no problem.
For the C-60 though, I have one 1080p MKV that shark007 can't process the audio fast enough, need more time to play with it.
The future is quite good for the low end, with wichita and Krishna. Intel's new atom chip will be coming out with an AMD discrete Radeon 6470m just to keep up with amd's fusion offering, expect battery life to suffer and performance to be on par with current generation and behind the coming Deccan chips(Wichita and Krishna). This is of course assuming that either TSMC or Global Foundries can get their act together on the 28nm fab process.
|10-24-2011 12:34 PM|
|10-24-2011 12:28 PM|
Intel's next gen Atom Cedartrail will be slower than AMD's current offerings. Their video will be based on PowerVR (terrible windows drivers and non-existent in linux); they are so terrible the entire line has been delayed because it can't pass a basic Win7 certification:
Sounds like they can't even get DirectX10 to work or 64bit drivers. AMD supports both today.
2Q 2012 = 4-core 18W with 15% performance boost
AMD at least until 2014.
Mid - high end:
AMD for GPU + cheaper
Intel for CPU
|10-24-2011 11:21 AM|
It's kind of a tough comparison with the E-450 and the i3-330um. Do you want a better gpu and a slower cpu, or a better cpu and a slower gpu?
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