MSI U230 or Acer 1410?

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  1. davidt1

    davidt1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Two months ago I started looking for a netbook. I have since decided to move up to 11''-12'' screen size. The MSI U230 ($380) and the Acer 1410 ($420) are among the cheapest notebooks I have seen locally.

    MSI U230:

    single core AMD MV-40; 2GB Rams; ATI 3200 graphics; 250GB HD; 12'' screen

    Acer 1410:

    Celeron 734; 2GB Rams; Intel X4500 graphics; 250GB HD; 11'' screen.

    Which one would you pick? Thanks.
     
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    When you don't say much about what you want or need, we're just feeling around in dark. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but not in this case.
     
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    I need it for battery use, internet browsing, word processing, and watching movie clips.
     
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    Suggest spend $30 more and get a dual-core SU2300 Acer 1410 instead of the celeron:

    US$450 11.6" Acer 1410 SU2300-1.2 2Gb 250GB W7HP
     
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    I take that you suggest the Acer 1410 line over the MSI U230. If so, can you share why? Thanks.
     
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    U230's MV40 is almost *half* the speed of a SU2300 AND uses 1/3 more power at full load. Quite inefficient cpu.

    MV-40@ 1.60Ghz passmark=435, TDP=15W
    SU2300@1.20Ghz passmark=800, TDP=10W

    Only thing the U230 has is faster graphics, though for most average usage the 1410's 4500MHD will do fine and consume less power.

    HD3200 3dmark06=1049
    4500MHD 3dmark06=683
     
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