The wife has been using her little HP E-350 for almost 3yrs, however it does not have hdmi or usb 3.0 ports (it was low pretty budget) it did get a crucial M4 256GB ssd after the first time it fell. She has been complaining it has been getting slow, so I gave it a little tuning up and seems much better, not as good as when the SSD first went in, but whatever.
So budget it low ($500 max) since the new one will probably get dropped multiple times and have food and drinks spilt in it multiple times also.
So after reading TR's Kabini review, almost a year ago, http://techreport.com/review/24856/amd- ... u-reviewed
the little A4 comes close to almost doubling the E-350 in a lot of things.
I see the A6-5200 Kabini boost the clock up 500 Mhz to 2 ghz vs. the A4-5000 and most notebooks with the A6 kabini are about in the $450 range and also seem rare. I would like to keep the power consumption to 25W or less, more for heat than battery life.
I don't need this for few months yet, so I was considering waiting for mobile Kaveri chips, since the Kabini is only single channel memory, but I can't really find any 'leaks' for those upcoming chips.
She mainly surfs the net/facebook and watches utube, netflix. I think a quick dual core would probably be better suited than a slower quad for this purpose, but I could be wrong. As for Intel well sometimes it's better to stick with the demons you know well then the ones you don't.
Has anyone heard or seen any info on the upcoming mobile Kaveri chips? Not sure how long I will even have to wait?!?!
Edit - Also, the current HP bios is pretty limited/horrible, does Asus or any other manf. have better bios options for a notebook?