The Evolution of the Microsoft/Intel Netbook: Three generations of mini Windows laptops

Posted in Uncategorized by QuietOC on February 12, 2010

Web Performance

So the new CULV systems might be able to move beyond the limited abilities of the Atom netbooks. Let’s begin by looking at web browsing performance.

ASUS power savings mode for the 1000HA scored a whole 670 points in Peacekeeper while running Chrome.  Peacekeeper scales pretty linearly on the 1000HA with increasing clock speed. The EC18 is definitely faster than the overclocked 1000HA at Futuremark’s browser speed test, but both mini laptops pale in comparison to an old and inexpensive desktop PC.

One area of Internet performance where the Atom platform has often not been adequate has been Flash video.  I have found I need to overclock the Atom N270 to at least 2GHz for smooth full screen video playback on sites like Hulu. GUIMark measures the performance of  Flash and similar web-based UI used by these sites.

There is not much difference in the Flex3 results between the SU3500 and the overclocked N270. GUIMark mirrored the playback experience watching videos on Youtube and Hulu. The two CPUs were fairly evenly matched. If anything the SU3500 struggled more to drive its higher resolution  LCD in full screen mode.  The old desktop system is able to offer almost twice the performance of the portables.


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  1. Fire Basket · said, on November 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    the best and cheap netbooks are made by Asus or MSI, if you want reliability then the best is Hitachi netbooks “

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