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Cheapest Laptop that will play DVD's?

Old 01-24-01, 10:22 PM
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Well I am looking into buying a laptop for many simple tasks and DVD playback.

I will not be a power user so the only thing I will be doing that will require a lot of processing power will be the DVD player.

I was looking at the Fujitsu for $999. It has a 500Mhz Celeron and 64mb of ram.

Will this suffice? What is the minimum that I need for perfect DVD playback?


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Old 01-24-01, 10:25 PM
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I think you're right on the edge of good performance with the 500MHz Celeron. Probably on the good side of the edge. It would be good to try it out with a motion-filled DVD such as the Matrix.
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Old 01-24-01, 11:54 PM
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The system is good enough to play DVD but please make sure that it came with DVD-ROM and not CD-ROM. Laptop nowaday allow you to choose either one of them and they are removable.
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Old 01-25-01, 12:06 AM
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Yeah it is a DVD-Rom unit. I was afraid as I have yet to get great software DVD playback out of my AMD K6-3 450. Turning everything off still does not provide great performance on my home unit with 128mb. Ugh.


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