[PlanetCCRMA] netbook?

David Nielson naptastic at comcast.net
Thu Jan 28 10:10:37 PST 2010

In my experience, anything based on the Intel Atom processor (which is 
almost everything) has terrible latency problems and you will be 
completely unable to get glitch-free audio under any circumstances, with 
any latency settings. Yes, it's really that bad.

I recently bought a Touchbook by Always Innovating--they have something 
like a 3 month backlog--which runs Linux on an ARM processor. Its audio 
playback is excellent, except that the headphone plug on mine physically 
doesn't allow a headphone plug to go all the way in. I will have to 
modify it. Grrrrrrr. The OS also needs a LOT of work--there's not even a 
battery charge indicator in the current version! It has lots of 
potential, but I fear that potential will not get tapped.

David Nielson

On 01/27/2010 11:55 AM, Oded Ben-Tal wrote:
> This might be a bit off topic but I'm considring buying a small, cheap
> netbook. The main reason is that I end up needing a laptop to demo stuff
> more often nowdays (mostly teaching related).
> Any recommedations? I'm looking for something small and inexpensive but
> that can still handle decent audio - Pd input+output would be the most
> demanding case. Demo mode not as a performance instrument.
> Any good/bad experiences running linux (planet?) on a model currently
> avaialble?
> thanks
> Oded
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