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Group test: Linux netbooks

Jul 17, 2009, 22:09 (3 Talkback[s])


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"Performance --All but one of the netbooks are based on the Intel Atom 1.6GHz CPU and 945GME graphics chip. But other components come into play, especially the storage and the wireless reception strength, so we're putting particular focus on these aspects.

Usability-- The most important aspect of a netbook. It doesn't matter if it looks wonderful if the keyboard is far too cramped, or the trackpad is rubbish.

Build quality-- You shouldn't need to baby your netbook. You want to chuck it in your bag, use it everywhere and not worry about it taking a bump or two. To find out how each of our eight netbooks fared, read on!

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