From: (PeteCresswell) on 23 Apr 2010 19:21
.... Or whatever it takes to render 1080 without overloading the
Are we there yet?
From: (PeteCresswell) on 24 Apr 2010 19:46
>Are we there yet?
FWIW, I tried to answer my own question by going to
Had forgotten how bad Asus's web site was the last time I visited
it and this time it seems to have gotten even worse.
I write computer applications for a living and make the majority
of my purchases from web sites - so I'm not exactly a virgin.
Without ranting on and on... I just can't find out what I want to
know from their site.
From: (PeteCresswell) on 24 Apr 2010 19:53
>Are we there yet?
After a little trial-and-error, it looks like this is the one for
watching HD movies:
From: Paul on 24 Apr 2010 22:00
> Per (PeteCresswell):
>> Are we there yet?
> FWIW, I tried to answer my own question by going to
> Had forgotten how bad Asus's web site was the last time I visited
> it and this time it seems to have gotten even worse.
> I write computer applications for a living and make the majority
> of my purchases from web sites - so I'm not exactly a virgin.
> Without ranting on and on... I just can't find out what I want to
> know from their site.
The problem I have, with your whole concept, is how do you
know that a manufacturer's claim is real ? Say I were to point
you to an Asus web page that says "plays 1080p while being
easy on batteries". What are the odds that the claim is
truthful ? An acid test, for example, is to do PIP on 1080p,
and perhaps that is what you as a consumer have in mind,
while the manufacturer knows the hardware barely does 1080p
for a single stream. Or perhaps the manufacturer tested with
some variant that is "easy" to do, while your content has a
higher bitrate or whatever. Even if we find such a claim,
it could be bogus.
VIA recently introduced a new chipset, with the ability to
accelerate video, but they're VIA after all. There is no way
to know, based on their fluff claims, whether it works or not.
I concur on your opinion of the Asus site. Asus, are you listening ?
"Asus, your site is simply dreadful!
There, that's two votes.
1201N Atom 330 Dual Core (1.6GHz?), Nvidia ION (first generation)
1201PN Atom N450 Nvidia ION (second generation) ???
(I think that is a single core 1.66GHz processor, so maybe not the best choice.)
1201T AMD MV-40 CPU (dual core 1.6GHz) , ATI RS780MN
(I cannot get the product page to appear! I can't verify this is the link.
I was able to see a page for this yesterday, but not today.)
Another article - apparently they've reviewed a few different models, so
you could use the links on this page, to compare them.
From: (PeteCresswell) on 25 Apr 2010 10:16
>The problem I have, with your whole concept, is how do you
>know that a manufacturer's claim is real ?
That is part of the reason I am asking the question here.