Apricot PicoBook Windows 7

Microsoft has made a lot of noise about how Windows 7 will run on netbooks. That’s all fine and well when you’re talking about machines with snazzy new Intel Atom processors and Intel GMA950 graphics. But how about a machine with a sluggish VIA C7-M CPU like the Apricot PicoBook Pro? As ZDNet found out, it turns out that the PicoBook Pro can handle Windows 7 just fine.

The folks at ZDNet UK installed an early build of Windows 7 on the Apricot netbook. It looks like the installation process probably takes around a half hour. And when it’s all done, the performance ain’t half ad.

This shouldnt’ come as a huge surprise, since we already knew that the HP Mini-Note 2133 could handle Windows 7. The HP netbook also has a VIA C7-M processor, but it runs at 1.6GHz (although 1.2GHz and 1.0GHz models are available). This is the first report I’ve seen of Windows 7 working on a machine with a 1.2GHz VIA C7-M processor.

Now has anyone tried installing Windows 7 on a system with a 900MHz Intel Celeron processor or a 500MHz AMD Geode CPU yet?

via NetbookTech

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3 replies on “Apricot PicoBook Pro can handle Windows 7”

  1. 900MHz Celeron (and those used in Eee are based on Pentium M architecture, which makes them much, much faster clock-for-clock than Via C7-M.

    So they shouldn’t have much problems…

    1. Better yet, linux could be on all netbooks and then everyone can have a non-optimal OS

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