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07/09/2014 09:35:03

gracemaker
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i travel daily to the hospital to visit my daughter there.
i want to know the following (which i hope has been answered before).

i want to buy a new or second hand but the lightest (about 1 kilo) netbook that can run muvizu for 300 euros or less.
please point me to any mainland uk or mainland eu website. thank you.
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07/09/2014 10:09:30

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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I'd say ebay would be a good place to start, but after looking it seems you'll have to look deep into the search results.

You'll need something that is designed for windows 7 or newer, with a dedicated graphics chip.
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07/09/2014 10:18:43

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DELL-XPS-M1330-Laptop-13-3-1-83GHz-3GB-250GB-NVidia-Geforce-Good-Condition-/251631666618?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item3a966a85ba
This sort of thing looks reasonable for specs, but weighs 2.1kg according to google.
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07/09/2014 12:21:16

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Netbooks are for watching films and going online, they are very rarely powerful enough to run any kind of game. Muvizu needs a gaming laptop, at least, which is heavier, faster, and more expensive than any netbook. I know you don't want something that heavy, but please don't waste your time trying to run Muvizu on a netbook. The minimum spec for Muvizu may appear to be met by some models, but realistically? No chance on something that slow. 2kg is a more feasible target, in a 13 or 14" laptop, like MDW13 suggests.
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07/09/2014 13:29:10

gracemaker
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thank you.
ziggy72
MrDrWho13

i found your recommended notebook in my local area,
"DELL XPS M1330 Laptop 13.3" 1.83GHz/3GB/250GB NVidia Geforce"

but instead of windows 7, i found it has been pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium;

and another listing, i found the same computer, preinstalled with windows XP.

my new question, would this same recommended computer, by you both, run muvizu, even if the windows being used is either windows xp or windows vista home premium?
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07/09/2014 13:30:42

gracemaker
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DELL-XPS-M1330-Laptop-13-3-1-83GHz-3GB-250GB-NVidia-Geforce-Good-Condition-/251631666618?pt=UK_Computing_Laptops_EH&hash=item3a966a85ba
This sort of thing looks reasonable for specs, but weighs 2.1kg according to google.


thank you. i found the same computer twice in my area, but one pre-installed with windows vista, and another with windows xp. which one one of these would run muvizu?
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07/09/2014 14:34:46

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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Avoid Xp, Microsoft stopped supporting it in April (so no security fixes). Vista is fine with Muvizu.
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07/09/2014 16:05:17

gracemaker
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would this notebook be suitable for muvizu, why or why not?
i like also the fact that it is 1.5 kilo or less.
TOSHIBA PORTÉGÉ R830-110



  • Intel Core i3-2310M Dualcore CPU @2.1Ghz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB HD
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 128MB
  • HSPA/UMTS Quad Band 3G Module (7.2 / 2.0 Mbit/s)
  • Weight: 1.4 Kilo
  • Windows 7 Professional 64bit
  • Connections: 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x VGA, 1x HDMI, 1x Kensington Lock, 1x eSata, 1x Docking Station Anschluss, Audio Connections: Line-Out, Mikrophone, Card Reader: SD, miniSD, microSD (Adapter), SDHC, SDXC, MMC, 1x Fingerprint Reader, USB Sleep-and-Charge


Source:

http://www.ebay.at/itm/281427035970?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2649


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07/09/2014 16:50:09

MrDrWho13Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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That laptop looks like it should work, but expect lag because Muvizu relies heavily on the graphics card/chip and this one only has a small amount of dedicated memory for graphics.
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07/09/2014 17:01:22

gracemaker
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MrDrWho13 wrote:
That laptop looks like it should work, but expect lag because Muvizu relies heavily on the graphics card/chip and this one only has a small amount of dedicated memory for graphics.


thank you. would one be able to buy an extra dedicated memory and input it into this laptop? (sorry if that is a stupid question)
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07/09/2014 17:20:48

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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No, you can't add to the video memory - however you can allocate more to it from the main system memory (your 4gb). Muvizu doesn't use that much memory, it's all about power.
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07/09/2014 21:28:29

primaveranz
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I'd be surprised if it worked, it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card and the i3 chip is probably not powerful enough.
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09/09/2014 21:13:02

gracemaker
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primaveranz wrote:
I'd be surprised if it worked, it doesn't have a dedicated graphics card and the i3 chip is probably not powerful enough.

where can one see a list of dedicated graphic cards that is most suitable for muvizu?
also, based on your comment, anything higher than "i3 chip" is better?
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09/09/2014 21:20:24

primaveranz
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Here is the Muvizu requirements list:- http://www.muvizu.com/System-requirements

Basically any modern Graphics card will have "Shader 3" They tend to come in two main types Nvidia and ATI Radeon, I prefer the former but just check with the salesperson (or spec sheet) that the card has Shader 3 capability - I'd be surprised if it didn't nowadays.
An i3 processor may be enough but I'd go for i5 minimum. i7 is overkill for your needs I suspect.
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