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    posted a message on Minecraft and Ultrabooks?
    Quote from earthrace57

    I prefer general snappiness, but to each his (or her) own. And also, they also have to have an Intel ULV CPU to be classified as an ultrabook, just sayin :P


    The SSD will add the feeling of performance of making firefox load 20% faster but the AMD APU will add tactual performance over the Intel cpu. That is one of the main reasons its Intel marketing horseshit.
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    posted a message on Minecraft and Ultrabooks?
    Quote from earthrace57

    Well, at least in my opinion, the SSD makes a HUGE diference in overall snappiness, sure that A6 will run MC faster, but anything with an SSD will feel way more snappy than that, especially because of the 5400 RPM drive.

    On another note, I have an ultrabook (ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31a), and it runs MC on fast/normal at around 30 FPS @ 1080p.

    Although, like Xannos said, there are better deals to be had, personally, I wanted a laptop I knew would have good build quality, thermal management, exellent battery life, small+light, and had an SSD, turns out, not very many laptops fit this requirement (the 1080p screen was really a huge bonus too).


    SSD can be a bonus many laptops that can not be classified as an ultra book have them. It is more important here to get the better GPU then just general snappiness and often Ultrabooks sacrifice this for a SSD.
    One of my main issues with Ultrabooks isthe specific asking for them as if they are this special class of computers. When in reality there are many laptops that are cheaper that almost make the specifications of an Ultrabook.
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    posted a message on Nexus 7
    Quote from CptnScout

    Would it reflect in the sunlight?


    Not really its glass the screen is going to be non visible for the most part in direct sunlight due to the lack of brightness of the screen. This is not a problem with the device its self no LCD or AMOLED screen is going to be viable in direct sunlight just stand under a tree or something.
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    posted a message on Nexus 7
    Quote from CptnScout

    Is the screen glossy or matte?


    Neither the screen is covered in Gorilla glass.
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    posted a message on opensource programs.
    Quote from Satharis

    I've seen very few programs that are open source and actually benefit a lot from it.


    Firefox is nice so I can run custom builds of it like PaleMoon.
    Ubuntu benefits from being open source so I can load up Lubuntu and get rid of the evils of Unity.
    Android as a whole benefits from it with the aosp builds kicking the **** out of googles builds.
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    posted a message on opensource programs.
    Quote from Wolley74

    Linux is opensource and works fine since 99% of internet servers use it, Libreoffice kicks microsoft words ass, GIMP and Paint.NET are very, very powerful for photo editing, Handbrake is amazing for video compression, Project64 is opensource, that has a few hundred thousand downloads at this point, so yeah, opensource is pretty win


    Actually its share is 64% currently and according to the IDC 50% of hardware sold this year has been running Windows.
    Uh the office suite is a lot nicer then LibreOffice more features UI sucks less go ribbon.
    Gimp is alright but I much prefer Photoshop.
    Handbreak is nice I agree.
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    posted a message on GTX 660 reviewed and benchmarked
    Tweaktown I am really starting to hate their benchmarking its not even close to the quality of Anand or Toms.
    It is also a hand full of games Bf3 and Skyrim please.
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    posted a message on Geforce GTX650 spotted
    Quote from Flutterwry

    Anything below 660Ti is not worth it because it is just re-branded Fermis. This was already confirmed by nvidia.


    Ah Nvidia keeping the rebranding jokes alive.

    Quote from HeavyLobster

    That is one stubby graphics card. It makes AMD cards look even more like buses in comparison.




    Most low end cards are stubby from either side.
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    posted a message on Will we make it to the 9th Gen of Consoles?
    @Skingrad
    Ouya is a pretty open platform in the sense anyone can develop.

    I doubt MS would move to just branding PC hardware a console why because it would **** off people like Dell HP and Acer. Hardware manufactures do not like competing in hardware with the company that makes their software.

    I want XBL Steam and Origin to all die and give rise to more Open solutions and be DRM free.

    That is more of a dream then something I think will happen but hey I can hope.
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    posted a message on Good Minecraft Computer
    Quote from MathiasVerden

    OSX is actually just $20. But as I said, a Hackintosh.


    Or just use Windows rather then buying specific hardware so they can get a Hackintosh. Hell if he really liked the UI(Brain Damaged) he could just load up Linux and save money still and not run a terrible OS.

    Quote from Wasted49

    i suggest building you own, ans will many others, get yourself a descent base mother board and go form there ideally you want a quad or hex core processor 4gb ram, absolute minimum, and a decent GPU, personally i would recommend Nvidia (anything with a rating over 15000 is ideal for minecraft, anything below will usually cope but can often struggle.)


    Dual core is more then enough for MC and a lot of games the I3 are pretty solid cpus.
    Recommending brands is stupid and fanboish.
    Hurray artificial benchmarks from Nvidia any of the GPUs on that chart would have no issue with MC with a solid CPU.

    Quote from 757_Chaotic

    I wouldn't count a Mac out. I just recently bought one, and MC has never been better. I keep the video settings at max and I very rarely lag at all. My old PC was about 7 years old and it made MC very difficult to play. It seems everyone hates Mac's for some reason, but I love mine, couldn't be happier.


    Yes he should rule out over priced macs.
    Ya MC will run fine on a 400$ Laptop too.
    Well no **** modern games tend not to work on 7 year old hardware.
    We hate macs because we are educated and are not stupid enough to fall for advertising to buy an overpriced product.
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    posted a message on Will we make it to the 9th Gen of Consoles?
    I dislike the idea that Nintendo is doing well because there graphics are meh that they must have good gameplay.

    I hate the idea of the Valve box and I hope it never happens EVER we need more consoles like the ouya.

    I want open consoles not locked down for Indie smalls devs. I think that is the future of consoles.

    Take this for example
    http://www.hardkerne...e=G133999328931
    That 120$ ARM dev board is faster then a PS3 and is a lot cheaper. I think that is the future of consoles and that they will be running Linux.

    I predict we will see a collapse of the mass publishers here soon people are tired of the overpriced games and DLC not to mention restricting and ruining good dev studios like Activision **** raping Blizzard.

    Also Nintendo does not have their **** together they have meh graphics because the WII has **** hardware.

    Dynamic worlds and better AI require a lot of hardware AI is very calculation intensive and consoles just can't deliver that power at a cheap price point so they chose to pump up graphics with cheap tricks.
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    posted a message on Your thoughts on Civ V?
    Civ5 has better performance over ci4 on a highend machine it actually makes use of my mutlicore CPU so turn times are lower.

    I highly recommend the unofficial path mod and the GEM that goes with it and advance start up thing it lets you use mods for hotseat games.

    The Mutliplayer also has issues my friend has satellite internet so we figured Civ5 being turn based would work ok. We thought wrong.

    Civ4 is **** without mods to fix the many many many holes in the combat so vanilla Civ5 wins hands down because the combat is not horrible.

    Hopefully mods arrive for Internet MP so the issues with the game and the fixes can be used in MP.
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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    Quote from SteevyT

    How do you use 30-40GB on a phone? I'm using maybe half a gig a month with 4GLTE.


    VNC eats up bandwidth and so does streaming Futurama and other Tv shows.
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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    Quote from ThrillD


    I think it's $160 before taxes for 2 smartphones and 6GB on Verizon (I'm going off the top of my head, so I might be wrong). Granted, data isn't unlimited, but it's much faster. Sprint is mostly 3G and WiMax.
    I'd take a look at T-Mobile, maybe. HSPA+ is better than WiMax, at the very least. They have very generous (5-10GB per person) tiered plans, and soon will offer unlimited.


    Sprint has LTE rolling out too and I am paying roughly 60$ per smartphone and I have unlimited hurray Alltel plans.
    10GB is not very generous I just roughly 30-40GB per month on my phone.
    HSPA+ is well below Wimax and LTE in speeds.
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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    Quote from ThrillD

    I was talking about Nexus-style support, where you are the first in line for the latest OS and get it direct from Google.


    Aosp =/= Nexus support.
    They are two different kinds of support.
    But fair enough the Kang project gets updates out to other phones pretty quickly.

    The One X I hardly consider close the Soc and Screen is worse
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