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Default Gotta be quicker than that - 03-12-2010, 03:10 AM

I just stopped by the outlet and saw a scratch and dent mini 1012 for $219usd. I thought to myself..'SCORE'. I clicked on add to cart and was denied..someone beat me to it..DAMN! oh well, maybe next time. Have a good day y'all.

EDIT: Next time is NOW!! I went back and found it again at $219. The other person probably backed out at last minute. I pulled the trigger and I got it this time. I scrambled for a coupon but couldn't find any..Anyhow, $240USD total for a scratched and dent mini 1012[Hoping it really isn't scratch and dent]...One thing though,..Does the new mini1012 work with the new flash 10.1 for stutter free youtube and hulu? This is the main reason I jumped on it.


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Default 03-12-2010, 04:34 AM

I hope your 1012 works well for you.

As for Flash video... The 1012 has a GMA3150 graphics chip. It's very similar to the GMA950 used in many older netbooks, including the Dell Mini 9 and 10v. Both graphics chips essentially have zero support for accelerated video decoding. So, the Atom CPU has to do the decoding instead, and I don't think the 1012's Atom N450 CPU is much of an improvement over the older, common N270.

The N450 can run 64bit code, which may be faster. But I think Flash is only available in a 32bit version for Windows, so it's a moot point. There's a 64bit version of Flash for Linux, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 32bit Windows version has superior performance.

In the end, I expect the 1012 (N450+GMA3150) to have better Hulu and YouTube performance than older N270+GMA950 netbooks, but not by much.


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Default 03-12-2010, 04:41 AM

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I hope your 1012 works well for you.

As for Flash video... The 1012 has a GMA3150 graphics chip. It's very similar to the GMA950 used in many older netbooks, including the Dell Mini 9 and 10v. Both graphics chips essentially have zero support for accelerated video decoding. So, the Atom CPU has to do the decoding instead, and I don't think the 1012's Atom N450 CPU is much of an improvement over the older, common N270.

The N450 can run 64bit code, which may be faster. But I think Flash is only available in a 32bit version for Windows, so it's a moot point. There's a 64bit version of Flash for Linux, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 32bit Windows version has superior performance.

In the end, I expect the 1012 (N450+GMA3150) to have better Hulu and YouTube performance that older N270+GMA950 netbooks, but not by much.
Ah man..Well, I do hope performance is better on the 1012. I guess my two minis [HP110 and Dell1012]will be going head to head. Winner stays, looser pays.


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Default 03-19-2010, 11:57 AM

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