How low can ya' go. How low can ya' go. Minimum cpu for streaming HD (1080) videos.

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I have not been following mobile processor development for a few years. Now both AMD and Intel CPU's and APU's have hardware decoding of h.264. I suspect that some of the low-end processors still cannot play back streamed 1080 video smoothly without some choppiness. Where in the product lines does the playback of 1080 streaming video become smooth?

At the $300 price point, for example, the popular ASUS x200-series uses Intel's baytrail N2815 (2 core 1.86GHZ) while Acer and Levono use the AMD E1-2100 (2 core 1.00GHZ). Can these systems provide smooth 1080HD viewing?


Why do I care? 1) curiosity, 2) I want a cheap "carry around" laptop for my son, who now lugs around a heavy gaming laptop and its big power supply (poor battery life).
 

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Core 2 Duo 1.8 gig was able to stream HD video no issues. Pentium M in about the same speed in a 10 yr old laptop had issues.

Netbook I used, had issues.

The E1 CPU may not be good for HD video, but check reviews on the laptops. If the CPU matches the speed of the dual-core Atom CPUs, it should be able to play it. Here is the other thing. Your cheap $300 system will not have a 1080 screen on it, probably 768. So there is no need to stream 1080 video to a screen that will max out at 720. Step down the quality options and you are good to go.
 
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I think you could also buy him a tablet as it is more portable and probably fits his needs better than a cheap laptop, I guess there must be one with 1080p resolution somewhere I suggest you do a little bit more research about it
 

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Mr. the-9, I forgot to mention that I would inherit the system in a year or so. It is possible that the 1020p may be needed if the thing ends up providing the video feed to an old monitor or HDTV. Also I am curious to see what it takes to overcome Silverlight and still produce a steady 1080p video.
Thanks
 

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Buenopure4, my son is a Computer Sciences major who thinks that tablets are an abomination. He touch-types and would need a keyboard. If I had more money,though, it would be pretty entertaining to give him a tablet, just to see his reaction.

As an aside, my daughter wanted to have an Apple notebook. I found a picture of an Ipad with a bluetooth keyboard duck-taped to it. She did not think that it was funny. I did.

 
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hahahaha, this is actually hilarious. Well, I suggest you look at amazon and make a search for 1080p laptop

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dcomputers&field-keywords=1080p+laptop&rh=n%3A541966%2Ck%3A1080p+laptop

http://www.newegg.com/All-Laptops-Notebooks/SubCategory/ID-32?ResolutionMin=1920.5625&ResolutionMax=1920.5625 search for resolution on newegg's filters

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX.MPRAA.012 299$ chromebook LCD 1080p, not sure if the other components meet reqs, I haven't had a chromebook so I am not sure if there's a player for local files or something

http://geeknizer.com/1080p-minimum-requirements/ Those are the minimum reqs for 1080p and make sure whatever notebook you're getting meets them
 
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