BASIC laptop 4 BYEOS (NO processing)
Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:25 AM
I'm looking for a basic inexpensive laptop for image capturing via DSLR and BYEOS. As far as I know, Win7 is key. Reliability is also important. Cool finish, fancy screen, hologram projector, etc, not necessary.
Seeing it'll just be a dedicated image capturing device, are we talking Walmart here? Any products to avoid? Suggestions?
Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:29 AM
I think what is important about the OS is that Canon supports your specific camera on that OS with its drivers, i have a rebel XT so i have to use XP
Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:36 AM
If I ever find some free time, I'm going to troll the pawn shops & see if I can find a deal. Momma's not real happy right now with the hemmoraging of cash required for LE AP...
Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:36 AM
2 GIGs of RAM would be the minimum IMO... but BYE will run with 1 GIG too.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:13 PM
Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:18 PM
i'm using it on a 1.6ghz atom netbook with 1 gb of ram and windows XP and it runs great.
Same here (although I have 2 GB RAM). With a 6 cell battery it lasts most of the night. And I run PHD and power my guide cam with it at the same time.
Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:31 PM
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:39 PM
Win7 is key
Win7 and USB2 ports are the key; although Win8 may work, there are hoops involved, plus I have seen issues with USB3 ports for guiding, etc. Regards
Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:07 PM
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:03 PM
I ended up with the Inspirion N7010. Prob didn't need the 17" screen but the price was decent. Haven't had a laptop in 10 years and the touch pad is definitely gonna take some getting used to again. I believe it has the 6 cell battery, which I think was an upgrade. The battery icon is draining rather quickly so perhaps it's just the base battery, or it's just the nature of the beast. Also, it's a little over 2 years old so maybe it's just tired. (ETA- Ok, it's just the base battery and likely tired. Hopefully there's a 12v solution.)
It should work just fine for what I need it to do.
Anyone know if this unit can be safely run off a 12v batt? I assume I need something like THIS?
Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:02 AM
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