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http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0360534

My friend just bought this laptop in favor of one with a Radeon 4250. Will this laptop be able to handle such non-strenous activities? The laptop just says "Intel HD Graphics" which I assume means those bad cards from 2004.
Edited by iPoop - 6/4/11 at 4:21pm
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Also, is this laptop worth buying and installing Linux on?

http://chambana.craigslist.org/sys/2418893334.html
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Shouldn't be a problem seeing how netflix is only 480p and youtube videos are mostly in 360p.

Also about the Dell Latitude C610 only reason I would ever buy that is if I didn't have a laptop and needed one for entertainment purposes during breaks for school or traveling.
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Shouldn't be a problem seeing how netflix is only 480p and youtube videos are mostly in 360p.

Also about the Dell Latitude C610 only reason I would ever buy that is if I didn't have a laptop and needed one for entertainment purposes during breaks for school or traveling.
Worried about the P3 processor, but if I just used a small Linux copy (Damn Small Linux), I figure it would run "well". You think so?
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He wanted a powerful CPU more than anything.
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Quote:
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Worried about the P3 processor, but if I just used a small Linux copy (Damn Small Linux), I figure it would run "well". You think so?
Don't expect to do much with it expect maybe surf the web and watch very low res videos.
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post #8 of 9
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Regarding my friends laptop, he's going to cancel his original laptop purchase (link in original post) and get this one.

http://www.overclock.net/laptops-net...l#post13744193

I have to rep multiple people in that thread and you guys as well!

Thanks a bunch.

I'll stay away from the P3 laptop, I guess.
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post #9 of 9
My 3 year old netbook (Atom 350, I think) can stream YouTube and Netflix just fine and dandy. Anything out today won't have a problem.
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