Compare the N10 to netbooks, and the contest is more even, though it's by no means the pick of the crop. Our real-word Gimp test, however, shows it's no slouch when compared to other netbooks.
The Gimp Results
Time in seconds
Shorter bars are better
We don't usually run 3DMark on netbooks but we tried it with the N10 and were surprised to see it shoot ahead of the Dell Latitude by a factor of around 50 per cent. We also put in a run using the N10's integrated GPU, just to show you why we don't run this benchmark on netbooks.
Longer bars are better
The N10 comes with a two-year worldwide warranty, though that doesn't apply to the battery, we suspect, which here is a six-cell, 4800mAh job that clips onto the back of the laptop. Being a six-cell unit rather than a three-cell one, it pokes out but not so much that it spoils the N10's lines.
The combination of a six-cell battery, power-saving modes and the Atom CPU should make for a good off-the-mains runtime. Countering these is the use of a hard drive and a discrete GPU. But here's a bonus: a small switch on the N10's side switches off the GPU and activates the integrated graphics instead.
a new name for it - since it comes with Fista, how about "crapbook"?
So it's got Linux on it too.
I wonder how many people will find that they are using that all of the time, and then wonder why they bothered with Vista?
PS The 10" screen allows it to have the XP option - M$ forbid it for anything larger.
"give it a tweak, make the case white and square it off, install OSX, market it, and watch the dollars roll in. "
You forgot "and mark up the price by 50%" there...