Net book spec attahced - are these good enough to run MS Office ?

Posted on 2011-10-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

Manf. ref. : PLL50E-02R012EN
Toshiba NB500-115 Netbook Intel Atom (N455) 1.66GHz 1024MB 250GB 10.1 inch TFT LAN WLAN Windows 7 Starter (Intel GMA 3150) (Matt Black)
Or this one:

Manf. ref. : LU.SES0D.206
 Acer Aspire One 522-C5Dkk Netbook AMD Dual Core (C-50) 1.0GHz 1GB 250GB 10.1 inch HD CrystalBrite LAN WLAN Bluetooth Webcam Windows 7 Starter Radeon HD 6250 Graphics (Black)
Question by:fcek
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    Of course that's good enough, but it depends a bit on what you do in office and how you work with it. Netbooks usually have a display with limited display resolution (like 1024x600, or 1280x600), and office tends to waste a lot of the space you have left with uselessly large buttons and bars, or ribbons. so there is actually only a little of your work visible. It is much easier to work with LibreOffice or OpenOffice, and apart from that those are both free.

    I'd also recommend a better windows 7 version than starter...

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    A lot of note books only have win7 starter unfortunately.

    Is there a big difference in the processors there?
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    I don't know the AMC CPU very well, but when compared to the Intel it has two cores, while the Intel uses hyperthreading. In my point of view two cores is better. On the other hand the AMD is slower in terms of GHz, although usually they work more efficiently so that is often not too comparable.

    Generally I prefer hardware from toshiba because of their much much higher quality than Acer, which is on the very bottom of that list.

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    as it turns out you are right not to like ACER.
    wireless card was DOA.
    Fighting with wholesaler to take a DOA 1 hour after I purchased it.
    Complete rubbish.

    Will get a Toshiba Monday to replace this horror.
    Load of branding on the glossy lid. Looks and is cheap and nasty.


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