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Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:17 am

I'm looking into picking up a netbook. Other than this thread there doesn't seem to have been much discussion of netbooks using the AMD C-50 APU. Anyone else own one and care to comment?

I was thinking of going with this one.
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Re: Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:06 pm

I'd probably recommend going with the E-350 based laptops (1 extra inch of screen size). The lenovo x120e/x121e and the hp dm1 come to mind. I just picked up one, and in general i feel like it has just enough speed in windows 7 for office style usage. Prices don't change all that much either (i paid the same money for my dm1 as i wouldve for a C-50 based netbook).

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Re: Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:16 pm

Netbook prices appear to be dropping though, so the netbook now has more of a cost advantage than when you bought.
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Re: Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 2:41 pm

Guess I should've taken a look at the links. To be fair, I bought my dm1 on saturday (picked it up at 40% off RRP during a sale). Ot of the c-50 notebooks, most of them are very similar, just a matter of getting a design which suits you. Newegg seems a bit limiting in that only the acer is offered at the 10inch size. Amazon shows the toshiba models as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-NB505-N50 ... 604&sr=1-2

PS: Australian prices for C-50 based netbooks are in the $400+ range. Might have a stronger dollar than you at the moment, but we're still getting owned on prices.

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Re: Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:33 pm

just brew it! wrote:I was thinking of going with this one.

Specs didn't state what the max ram it could go up to? I'm guessing 4gb... Or maybe 8gb if a laptop ddr3 ram stick was available...

Also would be wise to go with 64-bit too, does the C-50 handle 64bit or is it 32-bit like the rest of those Atom cpu's?

the 250gb SATA @ 5040rpm sucks on that netbook too, I would look into replacing it with an equivalent SSD.
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Re: Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:43 pm

thegleek wrote:Specs didn't state what the max ram it could go up to? I'm guessing 4gb... Or maybe 8gb if a laptop ddr3 ram stick was available...

Official line appears to be that it only supports 1 GB, but there are articles on the web indicating that a 4 GB stick will work.

thegleek wrote:Also would be wise to go with 64-bit too, does the C-50 handle 64bit or is it 32-bit like the rest of those Atom cpu's?

C-50 is 64-bit and supports hardware virtualization (though you'd need to be a masochist to run VMs on an underpowered machine like this).

thegleek wrote:the 250gb SATA @ 5040rpm sucks on that netbook too, I would look into replacing it with an equivalent SSD.

It isn't for me, it is for my daughter to have something she can tote around to class when she starts college next month. It is going to be a light duty machine (e-mail, word processing and web), so I see no need to spend the $ on an SSD.

We might swap out the stock OS for Ubuntu Linux (she's actually been running Linux on her desktop for a few months)...
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Re: Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:42 pm

That is pretty much the laptop I have, though I have the BZ623 instead of the BZ465. For a school laptop it is almost perfect. Good battery life, good resolution, cheap, smallish and fairly light. When bringing something around/to/from school all day size and weight are huge concerns.

One thing I would do right away is get a two gig stick of ram. One simply isn't enough for windows 7 to run well, though I was able to get away with it on XP. I assume the 465 can handle two gigs as well.

The reason why so many websites say that the aspire one can only take one gig is because it is written on a popular website for "tech" people at places like best buy. I was told the same thing when buying my ram, but it's simply not true. You will be limited to two gigs because of windows 7 starter though. I believe the c-50 itself can handle four gigs max, and because of the GPU taking around 230megs getting a 4gig stick may actually give you 2gigs of usable ram instead of the 1770 I have with my c-50 laptop.

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oh right. I should mention that game support seems to be hit and miss. I can play left 4 dead, but everquest will crash on load. Don't expect good compatibility.
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Re: Any C-50 netbook users out there?

Postposted on Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:44 pm

Well I got the 11.6" aspire one and other than not running netflix in HD it seems more than powerful enough for the web. It is noticeably slower than the core 2 I use at work opening up office 2010, but once open it seems good enough. I really like mine for the price $249 @ target w/$30 gift card + 5% redcard discount. Wish I would have gotten around quicker with they had them at the same price only with a $50 gift card.

oh this is the one I picked up
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