February 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm #160952
Okay, is this a worthy rival to the NC10? Has anyone used the new Asus keyboard? At $374 (with $25 rebate) preorder this is very tempting.
PugriderFebruary 2, 2009 at 7:55 pm #182228
FYI, none of the vendor links on the Asus promotion ad work – I don’t know if they jumped the gun or have already taken all of the preorders they can handle.
PugriderFebruary 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm #182229
FYI, the etailers are coming online, Amazon is the first:February 3, 2009 at 11:41 am #182223jezMember
I haven’t heard much about that one, thanks for the links. Having a brief look at the specification it does look very much like NC10 territory.February 3, 2009 at 12:28 pm #182235
Good find! Finally looks like a worthy competitor to the NC10… I always knew Asus could do it ….. LOL
It may be too late though with the Nvidia platform round the corner?February 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm #182230
Here is a link to a good overview of the difference between the old and new Intel chipsets:
I don’t know how the GD40 chipset will compare to the Ion chipset, but I am sure that Intel is trying to get it out ASAP before Ion-based netbooks appear.
PugriderFebruary 3, 2009 at 2:59 pm #182231
FYI, comparison of the two chips. I don’t think Intel has released much information on the GN40, including whether or not it will use a different graphics processor.
Intel Atom CPU specifications
Atom N270 Atom N280
June 2008 1H 2009
Source: Notebook makers, compiled by Digitimes, January 2009
PugriderFebruary 3, 2009 at 3:24 pm #182232
One cautionary note: A question has been raised about the capacity for adding extra RAM. Note on the Acer 103 that the 1 GB or RAM is split. it may be that you can add 2 GB or RAM to the expansion slot (as is the case with the Lenovo S10), but if you can’t upgrade past 1 GB that would be a significant limitation.
***Never mind, Asus has confirmed you can upgrade to 2 GB RAM on the single slot. ****
Acer Aspire 103 Specs
* Intel Atom Processor N280
* 1.66GHz, 667MHz FSB and 512Kb L2
* 10.1â€³ display screen (1024Ã—600 pixels)
* Mobile Intel GN40 Chipset
* Acer InviLink 802.11b/g WiFi
* 1.0GB RAM (512MB built-in + 512MB Module additional)
* 320GB SATA HDD
* SDHC card reader
* Acer CrystalEye Webcam
* 10/100Mbps LAN port
* Multitouch touchpad
* 6-cell battery
* MicroSoft Windows XP Home
* 3G built-in (optional)
PugriderFebruary 3, 2009 at 3:47 pm #182245bcab14Member
and i was about to order my NC10 and just saw this thread…..now what do i do? hahaFebruary 3, 2009 at 4:09 pm #182224February 3, 2009 at 4:59 pm #182246bcab14Member
jez are you a samsung employee?? haha i like the nc10 i’m just afraid something much much better will be on the market. i only will use it for email, internet, a little video on hulu.com and storing pictures.February 4, 2009 at 9:48 am #182236February 4, 2009 at 9:52 am #182237
jez are you a samsung employee?? haha i like the nc10 i’m just afraid something much much better will be on the market. i only will use it for email, internet, a little video on hulu.com and storing pictures.
Something better is always around the corner! Choice is yours dude, but think of it this way, by the time the 1000HE comes out there will be something better around the corner again that’s just the way it is. I wanted a netbook now not 6 months down the line!February 4, 2009 at 10:31 am #182226RsaeireMember
I agree. If you play the waiting game, especially considering the quick turnaround of new netbooks, then you’ll never buy one. I recommend making a note of the features you want from a netbook, look for all, or most, of these features in a netbook and then make your decision.February 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm #182238mauwongMember
I want the one with DVD burner, Asus EEE 1004DN.
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