* Posts by Jake

2 posts • joined 10 Dec 2008

Sony intros 8in notebook-not-netbook

Jake
Unhappy

It's an Atom

It's an Atom. French Sony site lists some of the configs as an Intel Z520, which is a 1.33GHz single core Atom. Others are the Z530, which is the 1.6GHz single core part.

Pity as it's pretty much the only downside I can see to this machine...

Shuttle X27D

Jake

the reason it couldn't handle 720p playback...

The reason the "CPUs were loaded to 50 per cent but playback was still jerky" isn't the intel graphics. It's cos Quicktime is single-threaded for playback, and the OS is constantly switching between the two cores. If you changed the process affinity, you'd see it climb to 100% on a single core.

So you're still CPU limited for 720p playback in this particular case.

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