Well, I've managed to do some research between the time I wrote you
last, and it would appear some of my information on the ssd drives was
wrong. Thanks to a post from someone off list he sent me a link to an
article found on Wikipedia comparing conventional hard drives to solid
state drives. Overall the article indicated the solid state drives are
faster, use less battery power, and are usually the better choice. From
what I've read the only reason a person might not want a solid state
drive is if you want a very large hard drive for lots of storage space.
However, the rest of my post is on target. One thing I've managed to
uncover is the technical specifications for alot of these Netbooks are
capped. They have underpowered processors, less cache on the processors,
and very cheap sound cards. Basically, the design specification of these
computers is something you would take with you to class to take notes,
take with you to read an e-book, write up a report, manage your
finances, whatever but aren't intended or designed for serious gaming
and heavy multimedia applications. I haven't heard of a case where my
games would not run on a netbook, but they don't have the best sound
cards, they have crappy keyboards, and lower end processors.
As far as the Samsung netbooks I've heard good things about them.
However, that is hear say, and I'dhate for you to take my word on that.
So all I can say is take some advice from those who own netbooks, and
see what they say.
well this isn't sounding so cheerful in general. i'd be interested to
know how to check specs more generally. The model I find myself
looking at now is the samsung n140, which comes with 270 ghz speed and
either windows xp or windows 7 (though i'd go for xp), and boasts good
sound quality, ---- though after all the comments on list I'm
seriously considdering waiting for solid state harddrives to develope
further (as I said, there's nothing actually wrong with my laptop
other than lack of drive space).
Has anyone got any thoughts?
Beware the grue!
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