[mythtv-users] Slightly OT - Best notebooks (particularly) graphics card for MythTV/linux

Robert Johnston anaerin at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 14:38:20 UTC 2005

On 4/17/05, David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am in the market for a notebook and have been doing my research on the net
> and around the stores.
>  I have a pretty mean set of criteria (Sonama, Pentium M/Centrino,
> bluetooth, 15.4 (1200x800) screen, etc), but the major one is that I would
> like it to (at least) dual boot linux and hopefully run as a mythfrontend.  
>  I am leaning towards an Acer Aspire 1691, which comes with an ATI Mobility
> Radeon X700 with 128MB onboard video ram, but I gather than nVidia is a
> better supported card under linux.  I know you don't need anything quite as
> hard as a 128MB card for myth, but I would like to play the odd game now and
> again.
>  What do you folks reckon is the better way to go?

I'd say the Acer Aspire 1522WLMi. It's got a 5700FX Go chipset, and is
more powerful than the one you specified above. The only thing it's
missing is the Bluetooth.
Robert "Anaerin" Johnston

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