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I know Intel Atom cpus are limited in their performance. This model seems to have a Nvidia 9400 graphics card. It supposedly plays 1080p video and blueray quite nicely. Will this be able to stream Netflix View Instantly?


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Netflix Instant Watch runs great on my EEEPc 900HA which has less horsepower than the machine you linked. You should be fine.

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thanks, for 200 bucks, I think I may grab one of these. Looks like a potential hackintosh perhaps as well. Looking forward to playing with this. – CT. Sep 29 '09 at 2:49
What OS do you run on your Asus? – CT. Sep 29 '09 at 2:51
I've had XP, Windows 7 (currently) and Ubuntu on this machine at one point or anothber. Only hardware change I've made is a 2GB RAM upgrade for about 15 bucks. – th3dude Sep 29 '09 at 2:55
For $135, you can buy a Wii, and it comes with Mario Kart. And it supports Netflix Instant. Although not in HD. Also, you could get an XBox 360 for $199, which I believe does support Netflix Live in HD. These options aren't the same as a PC, but are quite a bit friendlier when used on your TV. – Kibbee Aug 27 '11 at 16:30
Yes, I know people who use these (older models) for that very purpose. – Keltari Aug 27 '11 at 17:45

In testing, it appears to have plenty of horsepower with the ION in it. But, unfortunately, the review of this I saw didn't look specifically at Netflix View Instantly.

I really don't see why this one won't work, but if you are really concerned, I would wait for some reviews of it to come out that specifically address the View Instantly feature.

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In the few reviews I have looked at, they seem to address Hulu and youtube. It seems it will run it ok in a browser but struggle more full-screen. Will streaming netflix be the same as hulu? Does hulu use flash? I know Netflix uses Silverlight? Anyone give any insight who owns an Intel Atom netbook and how it handles netflix? – CT. Sep 29 '09 at 2:48

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