Jul 2nd 2010 9:22PM I've missed my jaunts in Northrend. It's sad. I canceled my account 7 months ago and every now and then I imagine the fun everyone is having.
If this is as good as you are doing, I need to rejoin to show you an honest good time - I conquered AQ-25 as a solo Blood spec DK at the beginnings of WotLK. ZG rocked with 3 of us. Hell, we did Ulduar-FL *before* anyone else on our server tried it.
I miss Northrend sometimes, and the friends I made in WoW.
Jan 6th 2010 10:49AM @ Chris Stott
"A platform provider should be able to have a compiler that has optimizations for their platform. Supporting other chips would add complexity to the Intel Compiler and take away from its primary purpose - being the fastest compiler for Intel chips."
That would be well and good, if they weren't charging customers a fortune to use it and selling it as a software service. They are in the software business with the compiler, not the hardware business. If it was given away, that would be one thing - it isn't. Intel is selling their software and service IP, then turning around and misrepresenting it.
Intel's own customers, those who bought the compiler, are angry about it, too.
Jan 6th 2010 10:39AM A lot of you are missing the point. Intel's compiler is NOT free, not by a long shot. Developers *pay* for it, and it still cripples apps compiled with it for AMD processors.
All of you howling that AMD is benefiting from Intel's IP are missing the point - *developers* are paying for Intel's IP, as a software service. Their software service, which again is paid for, is expected to function properly - and it isn't on AMD (and other) processors.
Now do you see why it isn't just AMD, but Intel's customers that are angry too? They pay an arm and a leg per station to use the ICC.
Nov 4th 2009 10:00PM @VoidPhoenix - the U210 has the Radeon x1270. This has the HD3200, which is the primary selling point :). This is not the same as the U210.
Nov 3rd 2009 6:33PM This is exactly the netbook I've been waiting for - a decent CPU and a decent GPU. I just hope they don't price it too high. Fujitsu just came out with one which has identical specs to this one, the P3010, but they want 549 for it. If this one doesn't come out at or less than $449, I guess I'll be buying the mini 311.
It's really too bad that engadget didn't mention the primary selling point of this netbook - decent graphics. Netbook makers and reviewers have to know by now that some users simply refuse to buy anything with horrible Intel graphics.
Oct 11th 2009 3:57PM Wow, that was once the home of a lot of fun, has degenerated into a haven for right wing gutter politcs. Congratulations, right wing, you got it, now you can pay for it. The rest of us who are in the middle and to the left quit trying to hang on. Blizzard/Kotick is happy to take your money, but moderates aren't going to give you any.
Sep 14th 2009 1:29PM I returned my Acer 1410 because the keyboard had half of the keys not even working, and it was slow as a dog for anything I wanted to use it for. I'm thinking of going for the dv2. How is the battery life? I already know portability is great. I need something that doesn't insult me with 640x480 3D on the three games you can even play with an x4500/culv solo.
If you want just a netbook with long battery life, get a cheap one with an atom/950, no need to spend anything more because you aren't getting anything better with the x4500/culv variants.
Sep 14th 2009 1:18PM ATI x1250 does beat the snot out of the x3100 and the x4500 in the only category you would care about beyond the 950 - able to functionally do 3D. Don't believe that x4500 is that much better than the x3100 - they both suck and can barely play KoToR, much less anything remotely recent.
x1250 is pretty terrible compared to anything dedicated, but it *WILL* beat the snot out of x4500 and x3100, because it also has real drivers, unlike Intel.
Sep 5th 2009 11:19AM I looked at it again, and I still hate the touchpad and the ports jutting out of the frame. I have to applaud Samsung's marketing though. Someone will buy it just because it is called 420.
Sep 4th 2009 11:09PM Less than impressive, and pricey, too. The Acer 1410, and soon to come 1810TZ (dual core), is a better price, lighter and doesn't look so strange on the sides. I usually like industrial looking designs, but that just looks plain weird with the ports molded into the sides. It also looks like it would invite snags and breakage. As another user mentioned, too, what an awful touchpad choice. Hopefully build quality ends up being better than the screen shots indicate, because so far, it's pretty underwhelming.