I've been laptop shopping recently, and I'm intrigued by the Acer Timeline series. It seems to fit somewhere in between "netbook" and "power laptop" performance-wise, and is rated at 8 hours battery life.
I can't seem to find much objective info about the processor in it though: intel SU2700. I know that it's single-core and low-voltage, but how well does it perform? I'd expect it to fall somewhere between an Atom and a Core 2 Duo, but that's a pretty large discrepancy.
I'm interested in:
- Impressions from someone who has actually used one of these
- Links to benchmarks
- Other "objective" performance data. Stuff like "boots vanilla windows 7 25% slower than a C2D."
The Plot Thickens: Looks like you can get the Timeline with either single core (Linked above) or dual-core low-voltage chips. I'm sure relative performance is
Atom < Low Voltage Solo < Low Voltage Duo < Regular Duo
but how far apart are each of these, performance-wise?