well, i guess it's time to ask.....
kline at thought.org
Thu Aug 19 20:05:21 UTC 2010
On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:16:51PM -0500, Depo Catcher wrote:
> On 8/18/2010 8:10 PM, Gary Kline wrote:
> >'ve hesitated. on my 3.0gh thinkpad, streams fly
> >flawlessly. So if i buy one of the notebooks with a
> Stream what kind of movies? Some video players (like VLC) have hardware
> acceleration that will help a lot if your video card/driver supports it.
> Things like Flash based movies might be kind of iffy though since they
> can't take advantage of the video hardware [?]. Once you start moving
> up to high def video you might have some problems, but know a lot of
> Home Theater guys that use Atoms for media centers:
hm and hmmmmm. do you have any idea if linux/ubuntu may have done
this? i've got ubuntu 8.04 on my 'G41 Thinkpad' and it handles
whatever i stream pretty well. even if i click fr 'full screen'
> My gfs Atom 330 plays videos in VLC fine and flash fine, but full screen
> flash drops frames. This is under WinXP.
> The new D510 CPU are faster in benchmarks; it has dual cores with
> hyperthreading. If you wait a few months, the new D525 CPUs should be
> out in consumer computers - these are 1.8Ghz (instead of 1.6Ghz) and
> support DDR3 (instead of DDR2). That might help a bit. Both are
> limited to 4 gigs.
you are going way over my head in talking brand name terminology,
:) .... now i'm back to my original quandry of: do i want to hide
in my room and watch streaming video or built a tts device. it's
like: Well, if i =wait= [just a bit longer] ... :-D
> So, I would bet that 90% of the time it'll be enough if you have a good
> video card with good drivers. I'm not an expert on them though, I think
> they are neat though.
i had no clue that there were "flash movies" until your note; but
it points u p the value of having a good driver.
> Another options would be to go with an i3/i5 or get a used 775 (core 2)
> system. My Core2Duo 2.2Ghz runs more than fast enough and can probably
> get them for cheap if you buy them used.
need to have a small screen and low weight, pref. but yeah, it's
an option. thanks much for the datapoints.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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