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TigerWu
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November 1st, 2022 at 11:08:09 AM permalink
I'm on like a seven-year-old laptop so it's kinda slow....LOL
billryan
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November 1st, 2022 at 11:11:44 AM permalink
Faster than my internet.
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ChumpChange
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November 1st, 2022 at 11:22:13 AM permalink
My 5G is about as slow as my internet was a year ago. If I go outside with my phone it's like 20X faster, so the building is really slowing down my 5G. My internet has been upgraded 20X in the past year. So if my internet goes down, I might want to put my phone in my car and use it as a wi-fi hotspot. But getting stuff from YouTube seems like dial-up speed at times. They don't seem to update their servers for years and years.
Dieter
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November 1st, 2022 at 11:59:14 AM permalink
Depends on the day, but the usual average is between 20 and 58mph.
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AxelWolf
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November 2nd, 2022 at 8:52:18 PM permalink
When it comes to laptops nowadays I'm all about the size/weight.

I have a 17" LG gram, it's thin and weighs only about 2 pounds, you can pick it up and fling it around with 2 fingers. You absolutely notice just how light it is especially when traveling, going upstairs and downstairs, and tossing it in a bag and while on your lap. The graphics card is lacking for hardcore gaming, but I don't do that. I play Age of Empires 2 definitive addition and that's it.

I have been thinking about getting the newer LG - gram 17 Ultra lightweight Laptop - Intel Evo Platform 12th Gen Intel Core i7 - 32GB RAM - 2TB NVMe SSD. I have it in my shopping cart, but I haven't pulled the trigger since I don't really need it, I have more Laptops than I know what to do with.

I can't imagine ever using A mac(I once had an Apple 2GS in the '90s, but couldn't afford any programs for it). I just gave away an old MacBook Air that I picked up for super cheap, I only turned it on once to make sure it worked when I got it.
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rainman
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November 2nd, 2022 at 9:17:40 PM permalink
Never heard of Gram before, I may consider one recently dropped my Surface Pro and it didn't survive.
Right now I'm looking to get a budget gaming laptop to run a Skytrak golf simulator I'm putting together.

I haven't played Age of Empires forever still have fond memories I loved that game.
AxelWolf
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November 3rd, 2022 at 12:31:55 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

Never heard of Gram before, I may consider one recently dropped my Surface Pro and it didn't survive.
Right now I'm looking to get a budget gaming laptop to run a Skytrak golf simulator I'm putting together.

I haven't played Age of Empires forever still have fond memories I loved that game.
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Dropping the Gram isn't likely (I have myself dropped many laptops) because it's so light and if you did it wouldn't hit the ground hard.

Yeah, there's a "new" AOE out.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
ChumpChange
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November 3rd, 2022 at 8:52:52 AM permalink
I'm shopping with a GeForce RTX 3080 card as a minimum requirement. 32 GB RAM as a minimum, I might order 64 GB of RAM. I'd be looking for 2 hard drive bays for 2X 2 TB SSD drives. I still need a CD drive but they don't come standard. I like a 17" laptop screen but I don't really use it unless forced to, I use an external monitor. For 4K, I'd have to get a 4K TV as an external monitor, 120 hz. My old Roku offered me a 4K movie yesterday but I don't think my Roku even does 4K and my TV sure doesn't. I'll keep my old 1080p monitor because it's all that fits here.

I just put 2 new SSD 2 TB drives in my 10 year old laptop because the laptops I was looking at are near $5K, and for $500 I can keep going until Windows 10 expires. I need a new desktop computer. I'll be looking for 12th gen Intel, probably an i7.

I've been casting YouTube movies to my TV, and some off-brand videos are 4K on YouTube.
Donnyy
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January 16th, 2023 at 7:06:27 PM permalink
I use my laptop sometimes for working and watching movies. I do not use it for playing games, and that's enough for me
WigginsAr
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January 20th, 2023 at 8:05:35 AM permalink
I wish mine would be faster

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