Just a brief note to address a question we had from a reader.
Gregg wanted to know how smooth the flash playback is, as some early reviews said it was jerky on the beta machines…
My Zonbu should be in my hands by this weekend, in the mean time I’ve been running it on an AMD Duron 1.1GHz with 512MB of RAM, on-board networking, onboard audio, and a very old NVidia MX400 AGP card.
I’ll -redo this test when the official unit arrives, but on my simulator Flash runs smoothly, includng YouTube videos.
I just watched a half a dozen videos (both music and straight ranting) and had no issues what-so-ever.
I suspect the on-board, but much newer video card in the Zonbu, will match or exceed the performance of my old, $15 NVidia card. I’ll let you know if I discover otherwise.
PS – I know we have a few readers who have already received their units. Anyone else want to comment?
PPS – Firefox is quite a consumer of resources. If I have Flash running in another window and navigate around, I can make it skip, but I need to be doing something to load up the machine. If I’m actually watching a video and just have IM running etc. then it appears to be fine.
I just discovered, trying to play back this great video over at Vimeo, sucks up 100% of the CPU and skips a bit.