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I'm looking to get this laptop.

I plan to use HDMI to hook this up to a 27in LED monitor. I don't need to game, but can this notebook with only Integrated graphics handle a large monitor? Or 720p video files? Or even 1080p avi files/youtube video?
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It will barely handle it..
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I had a similar spec laptop with Integrated graphics. pile of garbage for gaming. BUT....

It ran 1080p on large 30" + Monitors no probs over a HDMI cable. I watched ripped blu-rays. Looked great.
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
It will barely handle it..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan_9 View Post
I had a similar spec laptop with Integrated graphics. pile of garbage for gaming. BUT....

It ran 1080p on large 30" + Monitors no probs over a HDMI cable. I watched ripped blu-rays. Looked great.
Yikes, conflicting views :O

I really don't want to drop $500 on something that can't do this. This is going to be my desktop replacement. The most intense things I do are large video files and Photoshop (and I've decided to give up gaming).

I found an i7 laptop with a good GPU, but it's battery is crap and it costs $400 more.
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post #5 of 12
How about try to find something with a better video card(integrated video)

It also says it has 128MB of dedicated memory, my system uses around 190Mb just browsing the net and playing music files on WMP while in full screen on the CRT...

So it might barely make it thru..

Except if the it can get more memory by using the system RAM, like my GeForce 6200TC(TC = Turbocache)
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post #6 of 12
Quote:
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I'm looking to get this laptop.

I plan to use HDMI to hook this up to a 27in LED monitor. I don't need to game, but can this notebook with only Integrated graphics handle a large monitor? Or 720p video files? Or even 1080p avi files/youtube video?
I've used my dad's netbook at his house to stream 720p to their tv and it worked great, so I think you're totally fine.
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Are you dead set on a laptop? Do you do mobile work? Reason I ask is you can build a decent AMD rig for $500 which will more than handle Photoshop, and video editing, that laptop will be stretched thin.

The HDMI out will work, but you probably won't get the full quality.
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Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
How about try to find something with a better video card(integrated video)

It also says it has 128MB of dedicated memory, my system uses around 190Mb just browsing the net and playing music files on WMP while in full screen on the CRT...

So it might barely make it thru..

Except if the it can get more memory by using the system RAM, like my GeForce 6200TC(TC = Turbocache)
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
I've used my dad's netbook at his house to stream 720p to their tv and it worked great, so I think you're totally fine.
Again, completely opposite opinions...


Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmidd12 View Post
Are you dead set on a laptop? Do you do mobile work? Reason I ask is you can build a decent AMD rig for $500 which will more than handle Photoshop, and video editing, that laptop will be stretched thin.

The HDMI out will work, but you probably won't get the full quality.
I'm not dead set on that laptop, but I'm set on a laptop. I'm done with my rig and want to get a laptop to replace it. I don't need to game anymore, but I need to be able to play videos on a large monitor comfortably.

But at the same time, if I get a dedicated GPU, then the battery life is going to suck and the price goes up $100.
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post #9 of 12
i do all time with my sony vaio it works good 1080p on a 42in lcd
post #10 of 12
find an e-350 laptop in your price range. will handle 1080p fine on just about everything but netflix
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