Freescale Chip Aims At 1GHz - $199 Netbook

Discussion in 'hardware' started by GlobalForce, Jan 4, 2010.

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  1. GlobalForce

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10130690-64.html
     
  2. TechOutsider

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    Cheaper = better :D. Works for me! I want to get one. I wonder what OS though .. Windows CE?
     
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    Perhaps Jolicloud? Their latest release became available this past December.
     
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    That's the thing...what the heck are you going to be able to run on just 1GHz? Yeah XP came out in the Pentium 3 days, but with all the updates on it now, it ain't a ball of fire even on Intel Atoms.....you have to combine the Atom with an SSD drive just to get XP to run tolerably on a netbook. And then there goes your budget netbook..w/cost of an SSD.

    This cheaper proc may be useful on some miniITX devices to run some lighter *nix router distros.
     
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