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Turns out that the only chromebooks with 1080p screens don't have intel/amd cpus so installing windows isn't possible.  All of the intel/amd powered chrome books have 768p screens.....  How dumb is that?  Want a nice screen, okay - we'll give you a phone processor with that.  Want a decent processor, okay - we'll give you a low res screen with that.  Oh, except the "pixel that has a 2560 x 1700 screen and an i5, it also costs $1,000.  Who would buy a thousand dollar laptop with intent to only run google's OS on it?  

 

 Spent some time learning about linux and found I'd still be using a port so a bunch of stuff still wouldn't be supported. Feel like I'm back where I started - looking for the cheapest laptop with a 1080p display.  You can't beat $400 for the chromebook but you also can't run anything on it (even with linux installed)

It's because Windows would take more processing power to drive more pixels, which would in turn hurt battery performance. Also, because it doesn't scale well. 1080p Android tablets are pretty commonplace, because the interface is optimized better than Windows for relatively higher density screens.


Edited by vantt1 - 8/25/14 at 7:37pm
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Back to my point about Windows laptop manufacturers not caring enough about build quality:

 

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What a waste of space, too:

 

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What brand/model laptop is that? Funny how the only part that needs to be sturdy to serve its purpose fails.
post #6454 of 7364

It's an Asus X401, which is a budget machine, but laptops twice the cost of this one still have similar designs. You had one job, hinge! Things like this shouldn't happen, even at that price point.

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got a question for you guys, 430w psu ought to be sufficient for a 270x isnt it?

 

new gpu is coming at somepoint soonish and it seems to be the better buy than a 750ti

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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
 

got a question for you guys, 430w psu ought to be sufficient for a 270x isnt it?

 

new gpu is coming at somepoint soonish and it seems to be the better buy than a 750ti

 

Should be totally fine as long as it's a decent unit.

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Lies!!! Bought a 32 GB Kingston DataTraveler from AliExpress, and by the looks of it, it's only 8 GB.

 

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Lies!!! Bought a 32 GB Kingston DataTraveler from AliExpress, and by the looks of it, it's only 8 GB.


Well that's your problem right there.
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Lies!!! Bought a 32 GB Kingston DataTraveler from AliExpress, and by the looks of it, it's only 8 GB.



Absolutely wonderful!
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Bought a 4K monitor. smily_headphones1.gif Life is good.
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got a question for you guys, 430w psu ought to be sufficient for a 270x isnt it?

 

new gpu is coming at somepoint soonish and it seems to be the better buy than a 750ti

If you're trying to get a CX430 or CX430M skip it since it's quite a terrible PSU.

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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
 

got a question for you guys, 430w psu ought to be sufficient for a 270x isnt it?

 

new gpu is coming at somepoint soonish and it seems to be the better buy than a 750ti

Depends

 

If it is a really good unit, has sufficent amps, and the rest of your stuff isn't outrageous

 

It should be fine. 

 

You'll know if its a really good unit. As you have to have personally purchased...that power supply

 

If it's a stock Dell/HP PSU then no. Don't even try (if you can with the general lack of PCIE cables)

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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

If you're trying to get a CX430 or CX430M skip it since it's quite a terrible PSU.

 

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Depends

 

If it is a really good unit, has sufficent amps, and the rest of your stuff isn't outrageous

 

It should be fine. 

 

You'll know if its a really good unit. As you have to have personally purchased...that power supply

 

If it's a stock Dell/HP PSU then no. Don't even try (if you can with the general lack of PCIE cables)

 

well i wasnt planning to get one, though i know its a corsair that cx430 does ring a bell.  tbh when bought it was never intended to a be a comp that would be upgraded.  i had replaced my old phenom 9500 box with a low power htpc set up and it was to make it functional.  i never thought it would see much use but it lasted about a month before i reploced it with new insides (fx6300) so now it is used, and its old radeon 5550 could do with an upgrade.

 

 

tbh if a 270x means requiring a new psu then ill just rule out the 170x as an option, im not a big gamer, if i was i wouldnt have bought a fanless 5550 in the first place

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well i wasnt planning to get one, though i know its a corsair that cx430 does ring a bell.  tbh when bought it was never intended to a be a comp that would be upgraded.  i had replaced my old phenom 9500 box with a low power htpc set up and it was to make it functional.  i never thought it would see much use but it lasted about a month before i reploced it with new insides (fx6300) so now it is used, and its old radeon 5550 could do with an upgrade.

 

 

tbh if a 270x means requiring a new psu then ill just rule out the 170x as an option, im not a big gamer, if i was i wouldnt have bought a fanless 5550 in the first place

Try Nvidia 750Ti if you want a better GPU...without much need for a PSU (if you get the right versions of this card)

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You can probably get the 160W (200W peak) PicoPSU + a 12V AC brick (make sure you get a good one) if you can't find a PSU that's less expensive than that combo (shouldn't be hard. PicoPSUs are surprisingly expensive with a power brick). Allows you to get a smaller case w/ only PicoPSU support.

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