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Pluging M14x into 50'' Plasma Tv

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Hi
I was wondering how good this kind of setup works. (M14x plugged to 50" Plasma Tv)
I know I won't get the best performance in definition, I have accepted that.
My TV has a 8ms response time and runs 720p to 1080i.

Some of you might think I don't require a M14x for this but I am looking at a gaming laptop under 15", and Alienware seems to be the only provider for now.

My main consideration is noise, and any troubleshooting you can think of.

Thank you.
post #2 of 4
Like I said in your other thread, this should be fine. I do think though that the Alienware is not exactly the most compact 14 incher.
   
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^Agreed. There are a lot of standard 15" laptops that weigh the same or less than the M14x. M14x weight: 6.35 lb, and it's thickness is 1.49". Most 15" laptops are under 6 pounds, and you could get a Sager NP5165 with the same graphics, a 1080p screen, lighter weight, and less expensive (around $8-900).

If you don't mind a lower screen resolution I'd go with a Lenovo Ideapad Y470p. It is has the best graphics of any 14" laptop out right now, period. $800 with an i7-2670QM and AMD 7690M. Only weighs 5 pounds, slightly thinner than the Alienware M14x. http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=7794F9514CE80460C7C2782FB02A5EB6&action=init

To answer your question, M14x will work with a 50" TV, no problems. You won't get good framerates at 1080p for gaming, but you can always bring it down to 720p. As for noise, most laptop fans aren't really loud except at 100%. It should be fine. You can always use ThrottleStop to lower CPU speed (and power consumption, and noise), especially since it's not like a quad-core at 2.2ghz ( = 3.2ghz Phenom II quad, roughly) is going to bottleneck a midrange laptop graphics card.
 
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Those are really interesting laptops as well, thanks.

My mind is not set on Alienware although they do have several features interesting to me, like this internal HD wireless transmitter I talked about in my other post ( http://www.overclock.net/t/1218603/hd-wireless-any-good).

So in the end, small size + powerfull + HD wireless + backlite keyboard + overall good reputation = good match?

Nevermind the look...
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