Next generation Netbook in John Lewis

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    The long awaited next generation netbook has arrived in J Lewis. Has anyone got one yet?
    I'm going to hang on another month for the N470 with 2gb ram to arrive but I played with the N450 in JL this week it is streets ahead of the previous N270 chipset.:thumb:
    http://www.johnlewis.com/230825447/Product.aspx
     
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    I'm trying to work out what is 'next generation' about it.....................
     
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    My Asus eeepc 1005ha has similar spec but with the Atom N270 which also runs at 1.66Ghz. Is the N470 faster in some way? I don't really understand if Ghz is a true measure of processing power or if some other factors are involved. I was also told that Windows 7 used substantially more Amp hrs than XP which I run. Is this true?
    BTW, I get 8 hrs battery life (advertised as ten) and am very pleased with it.
     
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    These are not 'next generation' - The new netbooks feature Windows 7 and Nvidia's ION graphics card with onboard Atom. So far we have ;

    Samsung N510 - Solid performer, good battery life
    HP Compaq Mini 311c - Probably the best all rounder but looks a bit dour
    EEE PC 1201n - Dual core Atom, three hours battery life at best

    There are a few more just hitting the shops now - If you want to wait a while then ION 2 is just round the corner (honest:Wink:)
     
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    Are we talking about the same beast Autoquest, I have a laptop with a decent graphic card. I want a netbook for battery life and portability. Restriction are imposed to limit what we can get on our netbook. Makes business sense. Would be nice though one small unit for <£400 that does it all.
    This link is the next generation that I was referring to. The N450 followed by the N470.:thumb:

    http://venturebeat.com/2009/12/20/i...m-processor-will-make-netbooks-more-powerful/
     
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    Intel Atom processor N270 and N280 are being discontinued in favour of the more compact N450 and N470 these will gain a number of benefits over the previous generation processors. Higher clock speed, lower power consumption, thinner netbooks the N470 can also utilise 2GB Ram, then of course (lower manufacturing costs:whistle: ).

    This could be a good time to pass your obsolete N270 on to the grandchildren and have a look at the next generation netbooks.:active:
     
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    :Wink: As you say expensive for what it is. :Eeek:

    BTW. Bought Sandy an Acer Inspire One last Summer for her birthday. Suffered the Black Screen of Death in January. Tried all the recommended fixes with no joy. Have to use it with an add-on TV as a Monitor.
     
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    I guess my Dell was obsolete by the time I got to the checkout!
     
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    Hi,

    I have noticed recently that there appears to be quiet a lot of very slim and quiet small laptops/notebooks coming onto the market, how long before these merge into one with netbooks ?,

    I'm sure this has been asked before but what is the real differences and benefits between a laptop/notebook and a net-book,
     
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    [FONT=&quot]The shops are still selling the end of line stock without a word about the new model in their stock room. They use every trick in the book to keep it under wraps until all the old stock has gone at the highest price possible. It’s the same with cars. Like the secret service.
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    [FONT=&quot]It’s a market created by the manufactures they want to sell you as many units as possible with the biggest return. Netbooks have restrictions on Ram graphic cards and many other bits that you can get on a more expensive notebook. On the plus side, do you really want to carry an expensive notebook around with all that valuable dater on it? Your netbook with office installed can cover all your mobile requirements without the risk. :thumb:[/FONT]
     
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    Hi, Buttons

    Thanks for the reply the reason I asked is that while I can understand your comments I do think the way they are going, the prices seem to be getting a lot closer together as does the size of storage capacities and the ram, that soon people will be storing all of the same items on either machine as neither will have any real limited capacity and the risk in terms of cost or private information will be just a vulnerable.

    I have long since started to keep my private information on a separate DVD or Memory stick for the very pertinent reasons you mention

     
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    Good idea. Instead of having multiple copies on different machines, I use a USB external harddrive with all my music, videos, files etc on it. 500GB for £50ish.
     
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