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RE: Query: 32-bit Windows - 8/11/2018 10:55:53 PM   
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I am also considering an Alienware laptop so I can take the game on the road. I would be interested in the size and specs of your choice in laptop.



I have an old Lenovo Thinkpad in window 7 that runs WITP/Tracker perfectly. I also have a Surface Pro, an early version with a failed hard drive. Replacing the drive would involve serious work, so I use it to run Linux off a flash drive, and I actually have thought about running witp ae off it...but I might need a stronger magnifier!

Seriously, I suspect you could buy a $150 refurbished laptop and run witp ae very nicely while on the road.


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RE: Query: 32-bit Windows - 8/12/2018 2:36:25 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Lowpe


quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

I am also considering an Alienware laptop so I can take the game on the road. I would be interested in the size and specs of your choice in laptop.



I have an old Lenovo Thinkpad in window 7 that runs WITP/Tracker perfectly. I also have a Surface Pro, an early version with a failed hard drive. Replacing the drive would involve serious work, so I use it to run Linux off a flash drive, and I actually have thought about running witp ae off it...but I might need a stronger magnifier!

Seriously, I suspect you could buy a $150 refurbished laptop and run witp ae very nicely while on the road.



Well, WITP-AE is likely not the only thing I will put on it!

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RE: Query: 32-bit Windows - 8/13/2018 5:02:59 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Lowpe


quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

I am also considering an Alienware laptop so I can take the game on the road. I would be interested in the size and specs of your choice in laptop.



I have an old Lenovo Thinkpad in window 7 that runs WITP/Tracker perfectly. I also have a Surface Pro, an early version with a failed hard drive. Replacing the drive would involve serious work, so I use it to run Linux off a flash drive, and I actually have thought about running witp ae off it...but I might need a stronger magnifier!

Seriously, I suspect you could buy a $150 refurbished laptop and run witp ae very nicely while on the road.




The issue is going to be battery life. Batteries do not age well.

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RE: Query: 32-bit Windows - 8/13/2018 8:29:58 PM   
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Batteries do not age well


Nor do well with a high powered machine. For the most part I use mine plugged in.

BB, not at my machine at the moment, but I'll check and get back to ya. Remember its an old guy, but was pretty high end when I purchased it. IIRC somewhere in excess of $3k. If you think that's bad, the first one I spec'd out was over $5k. That would have broke the budget.

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RE: Query: 32-bit Windows - 8/13/2018 9:52:47 PM   
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Batteries do not age well


Nor do well with a high powered machine. For the most part I use mine plugged in.

BB, not at my machine at the moment, but I'll check and get back to ya. Remember its an old guy, but was pretty high end when I purchased it. IIRC somewhere in excess of $3k. If you think that's bad, the first one I spec'd out was over $5k. That would have broke the budget.

$3k? No problem, I'll take a little off my fine wine budget ...

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RE: Query: 32-bit Windows - 8/15/2018 9:04:37 PM   
rustysi


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I would be interested in the size and specs of your choice in laptop.


Not that its needed for AE, but as you say its not the only thing I'll be running. So what I did for my last purchase was to go all out and get a price. As said didn't wish to spend $5K on what for me is essentially a toy, although I did use it for work a bit. Once there I looked at what I could save by taking a step 'downward', so to speak.

For instance I went from a 512GB SSD to a 256GB. Large enough for me and back then the savings were substantial. I think I down graded the video card one step as well, as I'm not into the first person shooters where something like that might matter. Probably did some other reductions as well, but don't recall what. At any rate when I got the price down to about $3500 I brought the thing.

That's pretty much always been my modus operandi when it comes to computers, even back in the day when I built my own. Always found 'chasing technology' as too expensive. One under the 'latest and greatest' mostly worked great for me. Now that doesn't mean that it was that way in all instances. When I brought my Pentium III I did wait a bit for the new 133 MHz front side bus speed as I felt it would stretch the machines' longevity. So as others have said here... it depends.

But mostly what I said above.

Cheers.

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