Is netbook good for programming?

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Is netbook good for programming?

Post by Taepdong1101 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:03 am

Hi,
I am planning to get a HP Mini 1000TU as I saw a good deal and its very portable. But I hear its mainly good for browsing the net and doing word processing. Should I choose to install IDE like Netbeans and Eclipse and powerful anti-viruses like BitDefender any chance it'll start to hog up the speed and power and become very sluggish quickly?

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Re: Is netbook good for programming?

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:21 am

If it's a single core atom machine then yes it will.

You might be able to get away with it if it is a dual core atom, and has plenty of RAM.

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Re: Is netbook good for programming?

Post by dicecca112 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:36 am

Taepdong1101 wrote:Hi,
I am planning to get a HP Mini 1000TU as I saw a good deal and its very portable. But I hear its mainly good for browsing the net and doing word processing. Should I choose to install IDE like Netbeans and Eclipse and powerful anti-viruses like BitDefender any chance it'll start to hog up the speed and power and become very sluggish quickly?

Neither a dual or single core atom will not be good for programming. Go for a normal dual core. Just get a 13 inch laptop if you want portability with at least 2GB of Ram.
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Re: Is netbook good for programming?

Post by Zertz » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:17 pm

Actually, I use Visual Studio 2008 on my Eee and performance isn't too bad. I'd imagine Netbeans shouldn't be any worse. Screen size/resolution is a bit small for this purpose though

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Re: Is netbook good for programming?

Post by dicecca112 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:20 pm

define programming, the type of stuff I do, it maxes a quad out easily. So I guess it depends what you are doing
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