[Sidefx-houdini-list] laptop

EzequielM ezequielm at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 20:27:15 EST 2008


About that last subject... There is a big lack of benchmarks regarding
mobile graphics cards =(

any experiences with quadro nvs110? im between a toshiba tecra with quadro
nvs110 and a vaio with a 8400GT...



On Jan 8, 2008 8:29 PM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hmm, the one I got is shared memory and it seems fine to me. However,
> I don't run production files on it :)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter B
>
> On 08/01/2008, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca> wrote:
> > 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 7.0432bit
> > >> 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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