Quote: Originally Posted by scubasteve
In the interim, I'll give it a shot as a low-end HTPC...and let you folks know how it works out if you are interested.
It will do OK. I have Windows 7 installed on an Acer Aspire One Netbook with these specs;
- Processor - Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz
- RAM - 1 GB (installed)
- Graphics - Intel GMA 950
Using a WinTV Nova T-Stick (USB) Windows Media Centre works flawlessly for viewing freeview (free to air digital) and other media tasks. .. Youtube ... music ... whatever I have thrown at it.
I even have Adobe Photoshop CS4 installed on it, amongst other things, and that works at a usable speed ... Windows 7 is so much less a resource hog than Vista and is even faster than XP so I have found it breathes life into quite low end hardware.
It's not instant response but it's more than good enough. Hope your experiments concur with my experience.