Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 08:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We got in a new loaner from, the brand new LC2210D model: a Centrino 1.80 GHz CPU, 512 MBs of RAM, Intel Extreme gfx card, 40 GB drive and a 14" XGA TFT screen. The laptop comes with the latest Ubuntu installed and sells for $1249. Read more for our review.
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Intel Exrtreme Video
by KadyMae on Mon 9th May 2005 18:51 UTC

Is "vampire video" -- it has no dedicated V-Ram and leeches off of system ram all the time.

Now, I'm not in the market for this sort of laptop (got me an iBook and a Pismo at home and am happy with Ubuntu on the Pismo).

However, here at work under XP Pro, on a 2.8ghz 1/gig ram system I have DISGUSTING video lag when I have more than 2-3 programs open, and if I'm doing something like a p-shop render in the background, getting the system to switch screens, drop menus down, draw the window for a program is PAINFUL. (Seriously I have less lag with OS X on G3/350.)

So, just saying if you're thinking of this system, any system without dedicated video ram has serious drawbacks.