mfortuna wrote:Who cares about the speed difference? Both are computers on a chip and both get the job done according to many users. You fail to admit your original statement "the roomb lacks a computer" was wrong. If you said the Neato has a better computer than Roomba's computer then I would agree.
It was a relative comparative statement, if you want to argue about it go right ahead, I was explaining why the Neato uses power when off (which was the question I responded to
) compared to a Roomba which doesn't and I'll clarify it just for you:
Neato is using a modern computer processor running a Linux OS and does not turn off unless specifically shutdown. The "CPU" in the Roomba is a very simple ARM7 based micro-controller and does not boot/run an OS in the same way that the Neato does!
mfortuna wrote:Even armed (pun intended) with your information I would still buy a roomba over a Neato even if I had no prior experience with the roomba.
And that's your choice, some folk like robots that cant clean their entire house and require constant labor intensive maintenance!
mfortuna wrote:I can get a roomba that will clean my house fine for less money than a Neato and I can tinker with the roomba via the SCI port.
Roomba 700's cost significantly more than a Neato and only 2 of 500's cost less than a Neato so thats a pretty stupid argument!
The Neato has a USB port and has way more Hacking/tinkering potential than the Roomba, Seriously man do some research before attacking me! http://www.rustechstudio.com/big-builds ... 1-hacking/http://www.robotshop.com/blog/neato-xv- ... -free-1063