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hi all

i have found my daughters old laptop from a few years back its a dell latitude c family specs -

Pentium 111 495 MHz processor

512mb ram

is this going to be any use for webcam imaging (planetary) i wondered whether it would compress the files?

thanks Pete

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Hi Pete,

Quite similar to you, I have an old Toshiba laptop with similar specs. It's really slow booting up but once there it works like a charm with my SPC900NC webcam for imaging. The screen is quite big (15") and resolution low, which makes the image much bigger than on my new laptop (and therefore easier to focus). The laptop only offers USB1 but as this is matched by the webcam it's no problem. Of course, it couldn't go anyhigher than 10fps. However, being an old chap it does still have serial and parallel ports, ideal for long exposure webcam imaging!

Nick

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