And now, after we’ve delved deeper into the matter and fingered some of the models available, we can state that the $600 bar is not so very real. Yes, you can buy a new notebook for that money, but you will get either a VIA or a Transmeta processor, neither of which can be considered an appealing option at all. We have no doubt such notebooks will also find their user who is utterly limited in his/her IT budget, but it goes without saying that they are far inferior to systems on the Intel Celeron: notebooks based on VIA’s and Transmeta’s processors are three and two times slower, respectively, than those based on mobile Celerons. A Transmeta-based notebook would be about $100 cheaper than a Celeron-based one of the same configuration, but this cannot justify the difference in performance, of course.You can check it out over here.
Seven cheap notebook compared
Posted on Tuesday, Dec 06 2005 @ 12:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
X-bit Labs has compared seven budget notebooks in the sub-$800 price category. This includes the: Acer Aspire 3003NLC, ASUS A3500L, Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro V2030, HP Compaq nx6110, LG LS50e, Samsung P28 and Toshiba Satellite M35X-S111.