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    Acer Aspire One D255E With Full Windows 7?

    Hi,

    I am looking at this Acer Netbook - Acer Aspire One D255E 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N455 Processor, 1 GB RAM , 250 GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, 4 hours battery life) - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    I am just after your opinions. How well do you think this would run with the full version of Windows 7 please?

    Thanks

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    by full version you mean ultimate? yes it will but it will be sluggish as ultimate has a tonne more features!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    by full version you mean ultimate? yes it will but it will be sluggish as ultimate has a tonne more features!
    Not specifically ultimate just not Windows Starter.

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    In terms of memory usage the difference between Home Premium and Ultimate is negligible (~25MB). The following screenshots were taken from clean installs of each version and both had 1GB RAM.

    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (x64) - In Use: 376MB / Available: 610MB




    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (x64) - In Use: 401MB / Available: 587MB



    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    by full version you mean ultimate? yes it will but it will be sluggish as ultimate has a tonne more features!
    Ultimate may have more features, but they aren't all running by default. I don't see how a difference of 25MB would make Ultimate sluggish?

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    I am stating from personal experience, as when I did a clean install, there was a vast difference on a machine not too dissimilar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    I am looking at this Acer netbook
    Unless you need the extra features that Ultimate has, I would buy the Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium Anytime Upgrade which costs £49.95 (vs £70.88 for a standard Home Premium license).

    While RAM is still dirt cheap (£16.79-£17.00), I would also upgrade it to 2GB straight away regardless of the version of Windows installed.

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    @Arthur They where the lines i was thinking of. If i upgrade to 2GB do you think the CPU will slow things?

    Im not going to be using it for anything special just the basics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    If I upgrade to 2GB do you think the CPU will slow things?
    If you're the sort of person who opens lots of browser tabs at once, an Atom will struggle.

    I regularly have 30-50 tabs open in Google Chrome and memory usage can be between 1-2GB just for the browser!

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