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Laptop suitable for control and image processing

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Should be fine for control but for stacking I think the graphicscard might lack on heavy duty.

Depends which programs you are going to use as well.

The details don't show if there are more than 1 USB connection. Don't forget to buy a USB-hub when it would only be 1 connection for USB as you will need more than 1 obviously :)

 

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Ok cheers. Anything you would recommend? I could go upto around £400 for a refurbed laptop.

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Change of plan. Im going to use a cheap laptop for the control and my Mrs' gaming desktop for processing.

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Sounds like a good plan, but as said above make sure you have at least 3 USB ports on any laptop you buy.

Carole 

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10 hours ago, carastro said:

Sounds like a good plan, but as said above make sure you have at least 3 USB ports on any laptop you buy.

Carole 

Yeah will do. Thanks.

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For the last 6 years I have been using a vista laptop for imaging and it has worked perfectly fine.  I was reluctant to change it as everything was working OK on it.  I did then start to introduce a reconditioned windows 7 laptop, as a back-up for when the vista gave up the ghost, but they are both working just fine.  

It's processing that you really need a better PC for.

Carole 

 

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I don't want to start new topic, so I'll ask here. Is there something to prevent LCD from freezing? I have a Dell E6400 and after quarter of an hour in low temperatures (-3°C is enough) LCD starts to to display incorrectly.

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5 hours ago, Giftmacher said:

I don't want to start new topic, so I'll ask here. Is there something to prevent LCD from freezing? I have a Dell E6400 and after quarter of an hour in low temperatures (-3°C is enough) LCD starts to to display incorrectly.

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I'm assuming this isn't a LED screen? IME LED screens work quite well in the cold. My Lenovo X220 with LED screen works fine for hours at -10C.

You could try to cover the rear of the screen with some insulation (build a hood from a foam sleeping mat, perhaps) and put a chemical hand warmer between screen and insulation.

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On 22. 1. 2018 at 11:50, martinl said:

I'm assuming this isn't a LED screen? IME LED screens work quite well in the cold. My Lenovo X220 with LED screen works fine for hours at -10C.

You could try to cover the rear of the screen with some insulation (build a hood from a foam sleeping mat, perhaps) and put a chemical hand warmer between screen and insulation.

Thanks, I'll try that. Maybe I will also make a heater from kanthal wire.

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