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Can this Laptop play 1080p?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by pr0wler, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. pr0wler

    pr0wler Thread Starter

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    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5290619&CatId=4938

    Recently bought this, figured it was a good deal due to good brand name, reasonable portability, fair price, and excellent styling. However, it seems kind of slow so far and I am kind of disappointed. 1080p is very choppy, although 720p runs pretty well. I tried to watch a basketball game on nba.com and all I got was chop chop chop chop even though it runs fine on my home PC. I know that this PC doesn't have a top of the line processor, but I thought that it'd at least be reasonable speed and be able to play full HD movies and the like. I'm not using it to play games. My buddy who bought the same one said he streamed 1080p "flawlessly" so I'm really confused.

    Anything I can do to overclock the machine a little? Am I doomed? Or is there something else going on that I'm not aware of? Thank you.
     
  2. rfritzemeier

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    Intel graphics suck - I kinda doubt it has to do with anything but the graphics card being slow. First thing I would check, is to find out what your friends definition of "flawless" really looks like. Second, I would check to see if the graphics card is overheating - whenever I am using the gpu on full load on a laptop, things get choppy once it heats up. Is it choppy the whole way through or not as much at the beginning?
     
  3. pr0wler

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    Completely unwatchable, it's like 1 frame per second. How do I check to see if the graphics card is overheating?
     
  4. DoubleHelix

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    The problem is probably with your Internet speed or the number of programs running in the background. I doubt it's a heat issue.
     
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    how are you connected to the internet - details make and model of routers/modem and PC - connection via wireless or cable
    How is you desktop connected - make and model

    can you get you buddy over to connect the same way you are and run the video

    can you download and run the video off the PC?

    when its running have a look at task manager
    control + ALT + DEL key
    look at the performance graph
    whats happening with CPU - % both graphs if you have them
    Memory usage
    Network
     
  6. pr0wler

    pr0wler Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the input guys. You got me thinking about how many processes were running, and I realized there was lots of installed ASUS software on my laptop. I got rid TrendMicro and about 4 pre-loaded ASUS apps that were probably on the start up. I tried again watching a 1080p movie and now it seemed flawless - so much better. I also changed my laptop to "high performance" mode when I'm watching these high quality movies or intensive programs, because before even the entertainment mode tried to save battery and gave less CPU output. The NBA streaming was better, although not flawless. Could be an issue with firefox, but I'll keep removing those annoying apps and try it on Internet Explorer and see how it goes.

    So in summary, there's been a lot of improvement in speed after removing those applications and I hope it will continue with some more minor tweaks.
     
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