Question for the Cloud – Intel Atom?

Question for the cloud – How well does iTunes video work on an Intel Atom powered netbook? (Like Lenovo S10, MSI WInd, Acer Aspire One, etc?)

2 thoughts on “Question for the Cloud – Intel Atom?”

  1. I own an Asus EeePC 1000HA, and I love it: great battery life, solid construction, easily upgraded to 2GB of RAM and a real Airport Extreme card (the ones available as a service part for MacBooks and some Dell models).

    And I used it for iTunes video playback while in France, and even on battery power, it played Batman Begins very well: only minimal frame rate drops in the most action-packed scenes, otherwise flawless. The 1000HA has a 6-cell battery, which can get 6+ hours in most frugal mode, but gets 5+ in normal use.

    BTW, if you want to get a netbook to make into a “NetMacBook,” get the MSI Wind. While it’s not as user-upgradable as the Asus, it’s more compatible with Mac OS in terms of all the components and drivers (though the EeePC 1000HA can be made to work more-or-less – only lacking Ethernet in the end). Needless to say, I’ve stuck with XP, and it works great!

  2. Click here to see a pic of the EeePC in action on the TGV (looking at my photos from the digicam). I can (and do) run Photoshop CS3 on the thing without any difficulty – thanks in no small part to the fact that I upgraded to 2GB of RAM (easy to do on the EeePC, tough to do on the MSI, Acer and Lenovo).

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