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Stone Neo 101


Stone Neo 101
Stone Neo 101
Intel Atom N270 1 x 1.6 GHz, DiamondVille
10.10 inch 10:6, 1024 x 600 pixel, glossy: yes
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
350 Euro
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Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Stone Neo 101

70% Stone Neo 101
Source: Pocket Lint English version
So overall this is an average spec netbook with average performance. It follows the tried and tested formula and merges together specifications that can be found from a number of manufacturers. We like the keyboard and we like the matte display, but we liked them last year on the MSI Wind too. The Stone Neo doesn't push the boundaries where many others in the netbook space are, so it perhaps won’t get too many people excited. The £316 price point is a little higher than some competitors like the Advent 4211c or Samsung NC10, which have similar specs in a slimmer package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Stone - Neo 101 review
Source: IT Reviews English version
Can you hear that growing rumbling sound in the distance? Well, that's the thunderous din of overloaded bandwagons charging over the cobbles as they try to keep up with the latest trend in portable computing: the mini-notebook or netbook. If you're just starting out in the netbook market and want a no-frills standard edition that does just what it says on the tin, gives you a three-year warranty and is a pleasure to type on, then the Neo 101 is a good jumping-off point.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Stone Neo 101 review
Source: Techradar English version
  Stone's first netbook leaves us feeling unturned. The Neo 101 is Stone's first foray into the netbook market. The 10.1-inch screen is bright and crisp thanks to the 1024 x 600-pixel resolution and is suitable for displaying business applications such as spreadsheets and Word documents. There's no shiny screen covering in place, meaning bright light doesn't cause distracting reflections. While the Stone Neo 101 is a largely comfortable and competent machine, it fails to stand out from the crowd in any particular way. Nevertheless, the price is reasonable, and the three-year warranty will attract buyers.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

Stone: The Stone Group is a British IT provider and computer manufacturer, specialising in the supply and support of ICT and audio-visual solutions to schools, colleges, universities, local government and the emergency services. Having acquired Rock in 2008, the Stone Group now sells direct to consumers, and offers high-end business and gaming notebooks.

70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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