[Sidefx-houdini-list] laptop

François Duchesneau sidefx at trinix.ca
Tue Jan 8 16:56:42 EST 2008


And maybe you already know that but don't do the mistake I had done 
before I bought my Asus.

I first bought a HP but the video card was a shared memory one and it's 
definitely not good for 3D. It's very slow.

François



Peter Bowmar wrote:
> I bought my wife a cheap HP laptop ($800 Canadian, 1GB Ram,
> Athlon64Turion, 80 gb drive, Nvidia 6600 Go graphics) and it runs
> Houdini perfectly under XP. Very lightweight, CPU stepdown option on
> battery for long battery life etc. Very happy! Sorry don't remember
> the model.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter B
>
> On 08/01/2008, Peter Robbinson <probbins at sympatico.ca> wrote:
>   
>> I do most of my work on my old laptop still and I have Ubuntu 7.04 32bit
>> on it.
>>
>> Wine is version 0.9.52, which is what is available in synaptic.
>>
>> And I'm using Adobe 8. I haven't tried a wacom with it, I'm a casual
>> photoshop user.
>>
>> PeterR
>>
>> Pablo Giménez wrote:
>>     
>>> 2008/1/8, Peter Robbinson <probbins at sympatico.ca>:
>>>
>>>       
>>>> I'm exclusive linux (Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10(64bit)), both are rock solid
>>>> as is Houdini on both.
>>>>
>>>> My old laptop, which I love, is an Acer 1710. It's a brute, with
>>>> full-sized components, but I'm very happy with it.
>>>> One of the main reasons I bought this one was because the video card
>>>> wasn't lobotomized to save battery life.
>>>>
>>>> My new laptop is an HP. I needed something quick and portable. HP
>>>> pavilion dv2500. A quarter of the weight of the acer, and being 4 years
>>>> newer much faster.
>>>>
>>>> Any windows app. that I might use I run with Wine. Even on my old laptop
>>>> Photoshop in Wine runs quick enough.
>>>>
>>>>         
>>> Hi Peter, is not related with this thread but  I am curious, what version of
>>> wine are you using and waht version of photoshop?
>>> Are you using a wacom with it? If yes,The pressure from the wacom works in
>>> Photoshop too?
>>> Thanks and sorry for the off-topic
>>>
>>> I see no advantage to the Mac's and the bling isn't worth the extra cash
>>>
>>>       
>>>> you have to fork over for the privilege.
>>>>
>>>> PeterR
>>>>
>>>> brian goodwin wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> Hey François
>>>>>
>>>>> I unforunately dont use linux, at work i do, but at home I mostly play
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>> with
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> a windows build, and mostly to test sims or vex.
>>>>> but have been very happy with the general performance.
>>>>>
>>>>> In as far as cost for what you're getting, well the laptop is cheap, but
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>> the
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> two cool stickers are really what ups the price :)
>>>>>
>>>>> Louis, I think when looking at the option of which laptop, what do you
>>>>> actually do on it? ie, is it for bits here and there, or is it acting
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>> like a
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> work station?
>>>>>
>>>>> :)
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jan 8, 2008 3:22 PM, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I think Mac are great machines but I've always wondered why they were
>>>>>> that expensive. Maybe the sceen quality, maybe the anti-shock sensor
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>> and
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>>> all those gadgets.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> However if someone doesn't want Windows and can afford using only Linux
>>>>>> because of Photoshop etc then that's the way to go. Maybe I've got my
>>>>>> answer here ;)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Brian, do you use Houdini under Linux? I've always wondered if it works
>>>>>> well?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> François
>>>>>>
>>>>>> brian goodwin wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>>>> well some people will hate me
>>>>>>> but the mac book pro is a wonderful tool, even if u have to run
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>> another
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>>>> operating os.
>>>>>>> i even get a bit of use out of houdini under fusion.
>>>>>>> :)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jan 8, 2008 3:02 PM, Jean-Claude Nouchy <jclaude at mimgfx.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>               
>>>>>>>> I use thinkpads since years.. rock solid.
>>>>>>>> I use Fedora and Ubuntu. on them.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>                 
>>>>>>>>> My trusty Inspiron has kicked the bucket so I'm looking for a new
>>>>>>>>> laptop, any recommendations?
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>>>>> Louis
>>>>>>>>>
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