Thanks to Intel, nettops – small, inexpensive and power-efficient home systems – turned into the latest computer fashion. This post compare several processors that may become a basis for systems like that: Intel Atom 230, Intel Atom 330 and VIA Nano L2100.
There are currently several platforms in the market that can be used for nettop systems. Of course, they include Intel Atom processors, namely Diamondville type, and several solutions from VIA Technologies that have been working on power-efficient platforms like that for a few years now. Today we are going to compare all contemporary hardware configurations for nettop systems from theoretical and practical standpoints. Besides we will also learn if today’s special power-efficient processors can offer better combination of power consumption and performance than the already existing solutions.