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Intel will probably adopt adaptive-sync soon if this is perceived well... then again it's not like they have cared much about user experience when it comes to their graphics in the past so who knows. rolleyes.gif
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Intel will probably adopt adaptive-sync soon if this is perceived well... then again it's not like they have cared much about user experience when it comes to their graphics in the past so who knows. rolleyes.gif

I think intel has already if im not mistaken, remember reading an article on it a few months ago.
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post #33 of 49
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The only way $600 notebooks will ever get SSDs from the factory is if the manufacturers decide to just tell the public that's what they need. Unfortunately most consumers probably can't wrap their heads around 250GB of SSD being better than 750GB of 5400 RPM hard drive. sicksmiley.png
You're right, but that's OK. I wouldn't be too upset if everything else was done right. SSD's don't cost that much anymore. I'd just put one in and then repurpose the slow HDD for storage on some other system. My desktop uses a 1 TB mobile drive for storage.
     
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I'm just hoping my poor A8-5545m survives till Zen APU notebook is released.
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The only way $600 notebooks will ever get SSDs from the factory is if the manufacturers decide to just tell the public that's what they need. Unfortunately most consumers probably can't wrap their heads around 250GB of SSD being better than 750GB of 5400 RPM hard drive. sicksmiley.png

This should be interesting to see implemented. My single core DDR3 laptop just cant cut it anymore, even with an SSD in it. Even though my intentions wouldn't be gaming, it would be nice to have something that could play less than bleeding edge games competently for under $1000.

I could see in the next year, or around Zen shipment, OEMs offering $600 laptops with SSDs in them. Instead of getting a 1TB HDD, they would offer a 256GB SSD, which is already starting to be seen now.

My guess? ~$650 to HP will net someone a 15.6" 1080P FreeSync display, with Zen APU, 8GB RAM, and a smaller SSD.

They would probably sell a lot of them, especially whoever is first.

EDIT:

If anyone from Nintendo sees this! For the love of God put FreeSync on your next console!!!!!
    
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I've been looking for a FreeSync laptop since last summer... one with DisplayPort output to support an external FreeSync monitor so I don't have to lug around a mini-itx pc on flights... biggrin.gifwink.gifthumb.gif
 
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I've been looking for a FreeSync laptop since last summer... one with DisplayPort output to support an external FreeSync monitor so I don't have to lug around a mini-itx pc on flights... biggrin.gifwink.gifthumb.gif

I have always been a fan of AMD's APUs in the mobile sector, despite that not being the popular view. The added horsepower of the GPU does really help with a lot of basic tasks people don't think of.

Heck, in the office we swapped out i3s for a few APUs on the rigs that run an RF propagation software on a map. It wasn't an intense task, but the i3s really struggled with rendering the overlay. The AMD APU's GPU (I swear we are speaking Greek right now) made a massive difference in how quick that happens.

The downside was that suddenly those systems could be used for World of Warcraft! I think productivity dropped slightly....

Either way, that little performance boost with FreeSync on it? MMmmmmmmmmmm!

My son has been nagging for a laptop, this could be an extremely viable way to go.
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i would rather have 120hz

Yes, for all those games <$600 laptops could play at 120FPS.

Like Minesweeper.
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Originally Posted by DaFirnz View Post

The only way $600 notebooks will ever get SSDs from the factory is if the manufacturers decide to just tell the public that's what they need. Unfortunately most consumers probably can't wrap their heads around 250GB of SSD being better than 750GB of 5400 RPM hard drive. sicksmiley.png

This should be interesting to see implemented. My single core DDR3 laptop just cant cut it anymore, even with an SSD in it. Even though my intentions wouldn't be gaming, it would be nice to have something that could play less than bleeding edge games competently for under $1000.

I could see in the next year, or around Zen shipment, OEMs offering $600 laptops with SSDs in them. Instead of getting a 1TB HDD, they would offer a 256GB SSD, which is already starting to be seen now.

My guess? ~$650 to HP will net someone a 15.6" 1080P FreeSync display, with Zen APU, 8GB RAM, and a smaller SSD.

They would probably sell a lot of them, especially whoever is first.

EDIT:

If anyone from Nintendo sees this! For the love of God put FreeSync on your next console!!!!!

But TVs do not support it, like, at all. HDMI Freesync is just a Demo right now. I support the initiative, but unlike laptops or handhelds, people don't just get new displays for their consoles when they get a console. Maybe if the PS5/XBTWO also support it if they go AMD again, get that ball rolling.


For the post itself... GOOD! This is exactly the market for this! People who can't afford/won't buy super nice things should have the luxury of smooth game play too, and the potential power savings is nice as well.
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I could see in the next year, or around Zen shipment, OEMs offering $600 laptops with SSDs in them. Instead of getting a 1TB HDD, they would offer a 256GB SSD, which is already starting to be seen now.

My guess? ~$650 to HP will net someone a 15.6" 1080P FreeSync display, with Zen APU, 8GB RAM, and a smaller SSD.

They would probably sell a lot of them, especially whoever is first.

EDIT:

If anyone from Nintendo sees this! For the love of God put FreeSync on your next console!!!!!

Meh. For Nintendo that wouldn't do much. Unlike most game developers they always target for stable framerates and usually aim for stable 60 FPS over stable 30.

What Nintendo needs to do is give the option to reduce visuals for variable 90 to 120 fps. Playing Splatoon or Smash with strobed backlight display would be godlike.
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Yes, for all those games <$600 laptops could play at 120FPS.

Like Minesweeper.
But TVs do not support it, like, at all. HDMI Freesync is just a Demo right now. I support the initiative, but unlike laptops or handhelds, people don't just get new displays for their consoles when they get a console. Maybe if the PS5/XBTWO also support it if they go AMD again, get that ball rolling.


For the post itself... GOOD! This is exactly the market for this! People who can't afford/won't buy super nice things should have the luxury of smooth game play too, and the potential power savings is nice as well.

I don't care that TVs don't support it, which is known. The console doesn't have to be hooked to a TV, it can go right to a FreeSync display.
    
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