Looking for a laptop capable of playing 1080 movies over HDMI
The time has come for me to dump my stationary computer for another one and since it was a long time i followed the development on the linux hardware front closely... I'm in need of help!
I'm looking for a computer thats capable of playback HD-media even in matroska format aswell as capable of delivering dolby digital & DTS sound through HDMI. It dosent matter if its nvidia, ATI or Intel graphics card, as long as its relatively hasslefree to get it working. And I dont care much for the muscle in the computer since i dont do any intensive computing/ gaming on the PC anymore.
I was thinking of a eeepc 1215N but since lots of its hardware dosent seem to be compatible in linux (optimus 2 and the ethernet among others), i decided not to bother. I was thinking of some laptop with intel i5 cpu but dont know if they can run 1080 movies?
Keep in mind that I live in europe and cant order from the US, since that'd put me out of cash ;-)
You should look for something with an intel GMA4500MHD graphics chip. AMD's are a ways away from supporting video acceleration, and nvidia is not a good organization to be supporting due to their failure to support open source.
Originally Posted by KhaaL
If everything has to work try Zareason http://zareason.com/ and System76 http://www.system76.com/
If you want to avoid the Windows tax try one of th highly rated customizers like Ava Direct http://notebooks.avadirect.com/Notebooks Puget Systems http://www.pugetsystems.com/ or will install Linux for you, you'll want to ask them to do a test to ensure that everything will work out of box though.
XoticPC http://www.xoticpc.com/ and Power Notebooks http://www.powernotebooks.com/ offer models without any OS, but no options for Linux preinstalled.