New Dual Core Intel Atom netbooks announced

ssteynfaardt

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This is awesome - Soon the only difference between notebooks and netbooks will be whether is has an optical drive :)
 

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nah, there is still a market for both powerfull notebooks and for the energy efficient/low power netbooks. I think both will continue to trive :D

TBH, I'm currently more interested in the application of Atom chips outside of netbooks. One can build wonderfull little servers with them :D
 

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nah, there is still a market for both powerfull notebooks and for the energy efficient/low power netbooks. I think both will continue to trive :D

TBH, I'm currently more interested in the application of Atom chips outside of netbooks. One can build wonderfull little servers with them :D
Just out of interest what servers do you build with them? Web-servers, NAS's??
 

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I havent built anything yet, but I'm looking at building a NAS type server, possibly with Amahi on it, or some form of server Ubuntu.

Since you buy the board with cpu already on, its a nice package for cheap, and the board from Asus i'm eyeing is completely passive cooled, and powerful enough to be a HTPC (without PVR functionality). Can output HD and 7 channel audio :D
 

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I havent built anything yet, but I'm looking at building a NAS type server, possibly with Amahi on it, or some form of server Ubuntu.

Since you buy the board with cpu already on, its a nice package for cheap, and the board from Asus i'm eyeing is completely passive cooled, and powerful enough to be a HTPC (without PVR functionality). Can output HD and 7 channel audio :D

Compare the Atom board with an inexpensive Asus board and CPU, it will work out cheaper and more on-board features.
 

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well, yes. But the fact is if you are planning to let it run 24/7 for 2-3 years minimum, then having something drawing almost no power and being 100% silent does have a strong appeal! Plus the small form-factor = > easy to hide/stash behind something
 

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well, yes. But the fact is if you are planning to let it run 24/7 for 2-3 years minimum, then having something drawing almost no power and being 100% silent does have a strong appeal! Plus the small form-factor = > easy to hide/stash behind something

Have a look at http://www.intel.com/cd/products/services/emea/eng/motherboards/desktop/DH57JG/overview/442279.htm specs. It is the same form factor as the Atom boards. Supports i3 & i5 processors. You could probably find some passive cooling or ultra quiet fans to reduce noise.

Unfortunately it does push up the price somewhat.
 

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I'd rather have something that is ARM based.

Why? I'm sure most people would be better off with something more mainstream*, i.e. x86 based.

*mainstream in this case for the consumer market in terms of software etc.
 

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Why? I'm sure most people would be better off with something more mainstream*, i.e. x86 based.

Power consumption. I'm not most people and happy to use a OS/software that is not windows based.
 

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Any idea when will see netbooks with this Dual Core Intel Atom processor hitting the shelves in RSA? Any idea on pricing?

Do you think I will be able to get one (netbook) for R3,000 - R3,500?
 

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What can you build???

Tonnes load of different things

Check out what this guy built!!
HERE

Was asking what he builds with them, as i have 2 atom HTPC's and 2 NAS's at work that I built with atom boards.

Nice project you linked to though! Never heard of the form-factor he used though ECX.

Power consumption. I'm not most people and happy to use a OS/software that is not windows based.
+ 1 , for ARM (.. and Debian)

Mine uses < 5W and no fan.
Looked at using ARM boards, but couldn't find a stockist in SA.... Where did you get yours from? What OS are your running, ubuntu/debian??
 

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Just bought a 1201N which comes with a dual core atom CPU and Ion chipset. I'll let you guys know how it runs over the next week or so.
 
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No, nothing out there with the brand new cpu's.

South African suppliers get new hardware 9 months after the rest of the world. Also they are sitting on huge mountains of unsold, ridiculously overpriced first gen netbooks which they refuse to discount. (Based on the N270/80 cpu's.)

They're resisting getting newer stuff so that the older stuff isn't seen as 'obsolete'.
 

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Looked at using ARM boards, but couldn't find a stockist in SA.... Where did you get yours from? What OS are your running, ubuntu/debian??

Not a ARM board, but more of a full ARM computer/server (.. worked for my needs): GuruServer

Using Debian Testing.

[EDIT]: Bought it directly from the site.
 
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