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The N270 is a 7 year old single core CPU, which was one of the lowest end processors even then, being completely trounced by processors from 4 years prior to its introduction. It is just not fast enough to do a software decode of modern compression algorithms. The GMA 950 graphics processor was also low low end, and does not have any hardware video ...


It can't play 720p video because that processor is literally 7 years old. Even in its day it was designed to be a low power/low cost (i.e. slower) chip. The Atom processor was a total processor redesign on Intel's part -- not being based on an underclocked version of any then-existing CPU. It was specifically made to run cheap, underpowered NetBooks, which ...

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