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How's this laptop?

  1. Dec 27, 2005 #1

    Pengwuino

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    http://www-131.ibm.com/content/home/store_LNV_PublicUSA/en_US/sale/sale_SOTS05_t43.html

    They got a sale going :) I want a t43 I guess :)

    The one thing I'm wondering though is it if will allow me to hook up to my tv to watch movies from my laptop.

    I'm also confused as to why its 5.12lb but has a travel weight of 4.7. Does it have its own anti-gravity field? Figures, its IBM. On Demand anti-gravity.

    I was also wondering if I should just stick to 256MB of ram and pop in another 512 stick :)
     
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  3. Dec 27, 2005 #2
    You mean you want to watch movies on your tv from your laptop? because you can already watch movies in your laptop if you have a dvd drive.

    Must be 5.12lb with batteries

    256 will be slow. Get a minimum of 512 mb
     
  4. Dec 27, 2005 #3

    Pengwuino

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    ....................

    I want to watch my movies on my 40" television, not my 14" monitor :P

    And I know 256 will be slow, thats why I'm wondering how hard it would be to toss in another 512 stick. I assume they wouldnt use 2x128mb and take up both slots....
     
  5. Dec 28, 2005 #4
    Nice brand slow laptop ;-)
     
  6. Dec 28, 2005 #5

    Pengwuino

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    Well $1500 is really pushing it as far as what I want to pay :approve:

    And as long as it can play DVD's and full screen quicktime movies (which im finding requires a hell of a lot of computing power), I'm happy.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2005 #6
    for $1500 ditch the branding and get something else less well know with more power :-)

    Anyway if u are happy I am happy :-)
     
  8. Dec 28, 2005 #7

    Pengwuino

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    Like what, no one seems to give any decent suggestions except $3000 laptops or mac crap :)
     
  9. Dec 28, 2005 #8
    Quicktime is horrible for playing movies on Windows. You're better off with Windows media player or VLC media player
     
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  10. Dec 28, 2005 #9

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    Yah too bad WMP doesn't play .movs :(

    This damn computer has a P4 3.0ghz 800mhz 1gb corsair pc3200 low lat... fx5950 ultra vid card, SB Audigy 2ZS Pro... and this 1080i or whatever trailer i downlaoded really started to test my system....

    I got that T43 laptop though just now :P 1.83ghz Pentium M, 533mhz, 512MB ram, 60gb 7200rpm :)

    Now I can bring it to class with me and be one of those laptop a'holes with laptops.
     
  11. Dec 28, 2005 #10
    Get Mplayer. Plays EVERYTHING. Much faster and more lightweight than WMP or quicktime. I can run about 15 instances of mplayer playing the same file simultaneously before i notice a performance change.
     
  12. Dec 28, 2005 #11

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    Why didn't you tell me this years ago!!!

    Wait, this is a linux program :P Grrr! Damn you linux people!
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2005
  13. Dec 29, 2005 #12
    Its open sourced not a "linux program" It has also been compiled for the win32 arch... Its not a bad product and will play anything but remember u will need to install all the codex as well for it to work
     
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