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Old August 17, 2009, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by CMetaphor View Post
Thats a good point bojangles, but I believe many of those "entry-level" laptops pair a weak intel with a weak intell 4500MHD chipset. In this case, the CPU is still a big factor in the ability to play 1080p. On the other hand, any newer Nvidia/ATI IGP (9300/HD3200) does almost everything itself without the need for a high-end processor.
The 4500 will stream 1080p no problem and the cpu is by far not a roadblock imo. I've used an amd x2 4200 and 3800 to stream 1080p with no issue, no lag, etc, plus the 4500 has decoders built in that help.
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