Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

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Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Torrid Streeter » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:52 pm

My husband travels M-F. He is in hotel rooms with hotel connections. He already carries a work laptop. It cannot have SL on it. So we need to get him another laptop, notebook etc.

Stipulations:
1( Must run SL
2( Must be lightweight and very portable

DO any of the notebooks run SL, complete SL not just the text?

ALso open for any other suggestions....Thanks!
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Re: Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Garian » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:56 pm

It really depends on your budget. Any laptop with decent graphics card should do.

Low end: Perhaps a Dell or HP.

Medium: Asus? Sony?

High end: Alien ware.

I'm not an expert in the laptop area however, but those instantly come to mind.

ETA: When it comes to SL, I generally go for Intel chipset (CPU) and Nvidia graphics.
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Re: Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Elle Couerblanc » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:06 pm

I had a dell with your standard motherboard card (low end laptop) and I was able to log into SL without an issue. Now could I go on a raid on that sucker? Hell no. But for standard walking round, RP and not a lot of action physically with my avi it was fine.

I now have a Dell laptop with an Nvdia card and it works pretty well.
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Re: Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Danika Stenvaag » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:42 pm

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T530 with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card I custom ordered to replace my Apple MacBook Pro. Runs Windows 7 and SL is pretty smooth when I log on with the laptop while roaming. Don't get one with anything less than core i5. I bought extra RAM separate and put it in myself bringing it up to 16GB RAM. Great keyboard, too. Couldn't be happier.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t530/

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I have an Asus desktop in my dorm room and it runs like a dream. I think Asus would be my second choice for a laptop.
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Re: Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Hawt Sommer » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:48 pm

Why not get an Ipad or Tablet and use remote desktop to his computer at home?

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Re: Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Ceri the Urt » Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:53 pm

I have a Lenova Laptop. It is small, light weight and runs SL just fine, it also is pretty inexpensive. I have not had an issue with it since I got it.
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Re: Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Hawt Sommer » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:39 pm

Ceri,
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Postby Ceri the Urt » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:54 pm

Oye...Lenovo.
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Postby Cassie » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:58 pm

Just avoid ACER whatever happens
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Re: Calling All Computer Geniuses~ HELP!

Postby Courgan Barzane » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:20 am

I use my Sony Laptop on travels, there the connection in hotels is a more limitating factor than the machine itself.

Nowadays you can buy most laptops and get sufficient power for SL unless you want to tune up grafics to max or want to jump into a mass raid.

So just keep your eye on a dedicated Video Card (formerly NVidea was the choice, since ATIO had probs with SL or vv., but doubt its still the case) inside and not just an integrated chip on mainboard from Intel or similar. More than the standard RAM of 4 GB certainly won't hurt. SSD is nice and the future, just remember, that the writing cycles on a SSD are limited, so using the disk for your cache might lower lifespan significantly.

If you are unsure, go for laptops they announce as multimedia laptop or so, These have enough power for SL already, or, if you want to spend really much and have highest expectations, go for a gaming laptop, but honestly, they are too expensive and not really mobile with their battery seldom allowing longer worktimes than 1 hour.

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