Today's netbook standard for the CPU is the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz, which is an upgraded version of the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz. While that additional .06 does not make those netbooks equipped with the N280 the fastest netbooks, it still gives minor speed improvement.
If we are to look into other specs of a netbook's CPU, we should also pay attention to the clock frequency of its Front-Side Bus or FSB. Not all Intel Atom N280 CPUs are clocked similarly. Some are clocked lower than the others. Using this as a basis of our netbook speed criteria, let's take a look at the FSB specs of today's top netbook picks.
It might be a joke for those who have already dealt with workstation , server, or even gaming desktop, but, the capacity of the netbook, especially its ultra-mobility performance among other brothers really a significant feature of its niche. Normally, all netbooks are the same, powered by Intel atom 1.6 Ghz or 1.66 Ghz and 2 GB RAM. However, for HP 311, the latest netbook, might give some good point to compare between netbooks available in the market, about who is the best?
By fully powered by NVidia ION based GPU, HP Mini 311 perform impressively during demos, but now that the netbook is hitting reviewers it’s time for some real benchmarks — and according to the crew at Laptop, they’re more than solid. The 311 scored a 1,917 on the PCMark 05 test, almost 500 points above the average netbook, and put up a scorching 1,386 in the 3DMark06 test — 1,200 points over the netbook average, and basically the same score as a MacBook Air. That’s not too surprising, seeing as ION is just a netbook-oriented variant of the GeForce 9400M, but it’s still rather impressive — and combined with 1080p video playback, the potential for some light gaming, and (eventually) ION-accelerated Flash, we’d say the Mini 311 is looking like a real contender.
Nvidia ION-based processors turn up the visuals on compact, low-power PCs with performance up to 10X faster than similar systems. When combined with a low-power CPU like Intel Atom, ION graphics processors transform traditional under-performing PC designs into a premium experience. Discover new ION-based PCs that are small in size but big in performance.