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    Phoronix: Benchmarks Of A ~$90 Android Chinese Netbook With Wondermedia SOC

    For those curious about the performance out of the sub-$100 USD "Chinese netbooks" using the low-priced Wondermedia SoCs, here are some benchmarks...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...a-Netbook-Perf

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    Netbooks exist?

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      So basically on par with a Raspberry Pi 2, which is not that great as an everyday Linux desktop system. The RPi 3 is better than the 2, but not by much, not until we get a more optimized build for it. Given how cheap Chromebooks and Intel Atom-based subnotebooks/hybrids have become (ASUS Transformer series comes to mind), it makes no sense to try to use an ARM based netbook with Linux unless the SoC is optimized for that OS. These Chinese imports are toys, made for a toy OS that is not designed for laptop duties. Though I'm sure it's fun hacking around trying to get Linux proper to run on them!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kaidenshi View Post
        So basically on par with a Raspberry Pi 2, which is not that great as an everyday Linux desktop system. The RPi 3 is better than the 2, but not by much, not until we get a more optimized build for it. Given how cheap Chromebooks and Intel Atom-based subnotebooks/hybrids have become (ASUS Transformer series comes to mind), it makes no sense to try to use an ARM based netbook with Linux unless the SoC is optimized for that OS. These Chinese imports are toys, made for a toy OS that is not designed for laptop duties. Though I'm sure it's fun hacking around trying to get Linux proper to run on them!
        Whoooooooosh....

        Looks like someone doesn't understand the meaning of the *net* in "netbook"

        Seriously though... it does look rather feeble. Not sure how you came up with "basically on par with a Raspberry Pi 2" - I read those results as "significantly inferior to the Pi2" despite the couple of "wins." I wonder why it did so well on Himeno?

        Still, the owner did say "it makes a great little Linux computer" so it can't be that terrible to use! If the owner's around... it'd be interesting to hear how responsive it "feels" in use...
        Last edited by Dick Palmer; 04 May 2016, 01:04 AM.

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        • #5
          Hah. Makes me want to benchmark my old C50 netbook against that. But then again, I'm not sure how well PTS works with x32.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dick Palmer View Post

            Whoooooooosh....

            Looks like someone doesn't understand the meaning of the *net* in "netbook"

            Seriously though... it does look rather feeble. Not sure how you came up with "basically on par with a Raspberry Pi 2" - I read those results as "significantly inferior to the Pi2" despite the couple of "wins." I wonder why it did so well on Himeno?

            Still, the owner did say "it makes a great little Linux computer" so it can't be that terrible to use! If the owner's around... it'd be interesting to hear how responsive it "feels" in use...
            Agreed.

            I would like to know just how it 'felt' doing web-like things. Consuming media, sending emails, deleting emails, clicking the mouse. Right-clicking. If it can play web-based porn without a hitch and no script or ad-blockers, then it's fit for the title of netbook I say!

            I would rather see benchmarks for audio decoding instead of encoding (usually you encode on a larger device for copying to smaller ones, unless the netbooks your larger device). Same goes with video, and javascript and sqlite read/writes, which is the most common local DB used. How hot does it get? What's the battery life? Does Firefox/Chrome/Whatever bog down after 3 tabs? What are in those tabs?

            Netbooks are more consuming than doing, but the doing stuff is usually browser-based like google app's etc, and that's all covered above.
            Last edited by stiiixy; 04 May 2016, 03:00 AM.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by stiiixy View Post

              Agreed.
              If it can play web-based porn without a hitch...
              Hmmm... Did you interpret my moniker a little too literally?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GreatEmerald View Post
                Hah. Makes me want to benchmark my old C50 netbook against that. But then again, I'm not sure how well PTS works with x32.
                wonder if you realize x32 names the special ABI / calling convention for x86-64 with 32-bit pointers, ... http://www.t2-project.org/architectures/x86-64/
                how you write it it sounds more like you mean 32-bit i686 while your awesome AMD C50 does indeed support AMD64 in contrast to early Atoms that did not come with x86-64, ...

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                • #9
                  I really appreciate the post. This Android Chinese Netbook With Wondermedia SOC is already a good deal for its price cheaper than the other netbooks for Linux. Great to know that it makes a good small Linux computer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dick Palmer View Post

                    Hmmm... Did you interpret my moniker a little too literally?
                    The amount of flash(y) garbage on those sites amounts to a stress test unto itself. I've used it as a bit of a quick test for the xorg/mesa drivers on hardware, old and young. Flash, ani-gifs, font rendering, JS! JS! JS! It's all happening.

                    And yes I tittered at your name. Good show ol' chap.
                    Hi

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