Cheap Notebook Will Substitute Netbook

Still think of netbooks as a solution affordable computer? Apparently, at the end of 2015, the generation of netbooks will end and be replaced by an economical notebook. Basically, netbooks designed for Internet browsing only. Netbook is a portable computer designed to consume Internet content, multimedia light, and light productivity. Internet content means browsing, video streaming standard, and so on. Multimedia lightweight means to play audio and video standard resolution (not HD). Productivity light could easily be considered light applications such as MS Office. Photo and video editing productivity classified as severe, to not advisable to run the netbook.

Intel started this genre with the Atom processor. Processors whose size is almost as small as a grain of rice is only designed for the economical price and performance sufficiently. In-order execution model makes multitasking performing less well. However, when it was introduced, this processor allows manufactures netbook priced under $300. Starting from 1 core with hyperthread, Atom processor developed into 2 core with hyperthread and increased up to VGA can play 1080p video resolution (Cedar Trail, N2x00).

On development, AMD Brazos processor brings, such as the series C-50 and C-60, also the series E-350 and E-450. At the beginning of the introduction, the second type of APU processors are intended to compete in the netbook class. Series C-60 is the entry-level version that is in the family Brazos. TDP max was only 9W. APU processor capabilities of this is slightly above the Intel Atom. This is a result of the execution model of out-of-order modern uses. VGA side of this APU, relatively fast, and has not been overtaken by Intel Atom Cedar Trail though.

AMD E-350 and E-450 is the fastest Brazos version with a TDP of 18W max. With a faster processor, more relieved limit power consumption, and VGA faster than the C-60, E series is to be "the missing link" between netbook and notebook. Ability of the processor is still relatively limited when compared with notebook processor (Llano, Celeron, Pentium). However, his side VGA been able to compete with the integrated VGA (IGP) on the Intel HD Graphics 3000. classes that tend to be limited processor capability that makes the Brazos upscale slightly less balanced. There are games that can be played with ease because it does not require the ability of the processor and there is a light game that is difficult to run because it requires the processor to work extra.

Unlike the netbook processor, the processor for notebooks is designed for heavy work such as productivity and multimedia intensive FullHD (1080p). In fact, the notebook in the year 2015 has been obliged to run some popular 3D game title (PES 2015, DotA2, Tomb Raider). So, with the latest notebooks (any price), it is natural that we expect applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Movie Maker, and popular 3D games above can be run properly.

In most countries in the world, the price to be a major determinant in the decision to shop. That is why, netbooks to be excellent due to its cheap price. AMD Brazos C-60 be an easy option, because of the high performance utuk netbook at a price below the 3 million dollars (without OS). Netbooks like Acer Aspire One become a hot item because of it. Meanwhile, in the class of $300-$400, AMD E-450 to be excellent due to blend better performance, and availability form factor 11"-12" are small and easy to carry. No wonder if the highly successful ASUS EeePC series that carries E-450 APU.

Then, where Intel Atom? With prices should continue to fall, Intel Atom have to rely on appearance. The cheerful colors become the main weapon producers. Seeing this, we were already aware that the heyday of this netbook processors will soon be over. Intel realized that Atom can no longer be used to fill entry-level market. To be honest, we never even saw Intel Atom regarded as an entry level processor. Most likely, Intel itself does not like the direction and development of the use of the Atom processor. The problem, simply create an inexpensive processor or system alone was not enough to break the netbook market with a notebook processor.

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After presenting Intel Pentium (eg B960) and Celeron (example: B815) in the class of Sandy Bridge, it seems many manufacturers hope to penetrate the netbook market with ease. Although the price has already reached 3 million dollars, the market remained undisturbed. Once investigated, it turns out the main problem lies in the form-factor. Most netbook users are the ones who need a notebook-sized small screen or a thin body and lightweight, for easy portability. While, Pentium and Celeron with TDP of 35W rather difficult to get into the small or thin casing.

Low-Voltage processor into Intel solutions to enter this market. With the series ending in 7 (Pentium 987, Celeron 877) which means it has a TDP of 17W, hadirlah small size and thin notebook that has a low price. Uniquely, this processor has a fairly strong processor performance and efficient because it is based on the Sandy Bridge technology derived it clock. Meanwhile, the Intel HD Graphics built on Celeron and Pentium processors is apparently a derivative of HD graphics 3000. Although only 6 EU, graphics capabilities can already be compared with AMD E-450, especially after the latest driver update.

In the end, the notebook processor has made it into the class and even the price of a netbook form factor. Higher performance and more balanced will make it appear as an option that is much more plausible than a netbook. We believe AMD Llano-based solutions or Trinity will be available soon after the success of the Celeron and Pentium break the netbook class. If this continues, in the middle of next year, the netbook is no longer economical to be excellent class. Or, netbook will even disappear from the market. At least, we're pretty sure that the Atom-based netbooks will experience this.

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lejárt hirdetés | feladva: 2015.08.02 | ID: 52633