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[2]: Comment by smashIt
by WereCatf on Thu 27th Sep 2012 23:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
WereCatf
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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[4]: Comment by smashIt
by zima on Tue 2nd Oct 2012 13:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by smashIt"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

My old Athlon XP 1700+ from 2001-2002 could handle 720p H264 (just about - using the most optimised CoreAVC, hovering at 90+% CPU usage)

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