Haleron Adds Two Atom N270s To Swordfish 102 Netbook

Haleron Adds Two Atom N270s To Swordfish 102 Netbook

Tired of waiting for Intel to serve up a proper successor to the aged Atom N270 and N280 netbook processors? So was Haleron, a foreign PC maker who has suddenly shot to fame after equipping its own netbook with not one, but two Atom N270 CPUs. Yes, a dual-CPU netbook. Is the world coming to an end? We're not quite sure, but we'd surmise that a twin-processor netbook is a decent sign that it is.

The Swordfish Net 102 Dual, outside of its funky CPU setup, is a pretty standard machine. It has a 10.1" display, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 1.3MP camera, 160GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, Windows XP, Bluetooth 2.0 and a built-in 3G module. We do appreciate the trio of USB 2.0 sockets, 4-in-1 card reader, Ethernet jack and stereo speakers, but the 3-cell battery just feels weak. Particularly when you think about just how much battery life two CPUs will drain while working in tandem. For those brave enough to give this wild thing a shot, it's up for order right now for $449, which isn't much more than most single-CPU netbooks these days.


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A 3 cell battery does seem like a deffinate achilles heel, but other than that a pretty solid and innovative netbook. Here's a possible solution(granted the option is available in the bios): Disable 1 of the CPUs when on the road and only have both enabled when at home and/or running off AC.

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That's a good idea, RKIA.

I'm really not sure why it needs two processors at all though. What would people be doing that need the power? It's a 10" 1024x600 screen, with no video oomph, so no one would be gaming with it...

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laptop replacement for light aps. The Dual cores would be great for multi-tasking, but as already indicated, a drain on the battery.

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I've tried using a netbook with a single atom, I don't see two processors getting the job done as well as one core2duo.

Twice nothings, still nothing.

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