Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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RE: Comment by smashIt
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I was thinking the same, my main home PC has a mobo from 2005 and it never had problems with 1080p video, and of next week won't have problems with 1080p games.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by WereCatf on Thu 27th Sep 2012 23:09 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
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2006-02-15

I don't know anything about Macs, really, but it does sound like something people have been having issues with. I do not know why, like e.g. if it is just something people have screwed up themselves or if it has been some sort of an issue with OSX itself.

On my Windows PC I've been playing 1080p games on my primary screen and 1080p videos on the secondary screen for a while now without so much as a hiccup, and under Linux I remember having watched some videos on a secondary screen while a compilation was going in on the primary screen like about 10 years ago -- granted, the video was not 1080p back then, but CPUs weren't as powerful either.

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RE[3]: Comment by smashIt
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 23:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by smashIt"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I have a decent GPU and CPU at the time and they are both a bit of a joke now. But my old Pentium M from 2003 could handle Mp4 (just about) and 720p video.

My desktop has a proper Core 2 and a Nvidia 8800 GT machine. It can deal with it.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by bassbeast on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 06:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
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2007-11-11

Heck my PC is running a 2 year old AMD Hexacore I paid a whole $110 for and an HD4850 which I got for less than $50 off of Geeks and I can do full 1080P WHILE doing a video transcode and having a chat window open and not skip a beat, there has been many a time I've been transcoding a video to DVD in the background while playing a game, nary a hiccup.

So yeah...1080P...My GF's $300 AMD triple core with HD5450 does that just fine while she checks her FB, so not really a big whoop anymore. Heck even my $350 EEE E350 netbook will do 1080P over HDMI without skipping so I'd say that should pretty much be the LEAST you should look for in a system.

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