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A little side project

daleman

Active member
So guys,

As part of my fum Lockdown activities, apart from building and loving Behemoth, I decided on another challenge, to see what could be done with a £300 laptop, sans Windows, particularly gaming, but also as a travelling developer's "cheap" laptop. I have been developing, over time, a personal flavour of linux, (Dalix - no ego lol)

I wanted to see what could be done.

So spec:

Chassis & Display
UltraNote Series: 15.6" Matte Full HD 60Hz 45% NTSC LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Pentium® Quad Core Processor N5000 (1.10GHz, 2.7GHz Turbo)
Memory (RAM)
8GB DDR4 2400MHz SOLDERED (N5000 PROCESSOR ONLY)
Graphics Card
INTEL® HD GRAPHICS (CPU Dependant) - 1.7GB Max DDR4 Video RAM - DirectX® 12
1st M.2 SSD Drive
64GB Hard Drive Onboard (eMMC)
2nd M.2 SSD Drive
256GB ADATA SU800 M.2 2280 (560 MB/R, 520 MB/W)
Memory Card Reader
Integrated SD Memory Card Reader
AC Adaptor
1 x 40W AC Adaptor
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre Cloverleaf UK Power Cable
Battery
UltraNote Series Integrated 36WH Lithium Ion Battery
Sound Card
Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
Bluetooth & Wireless
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (2.4 Gbps) + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
1 x USB 3.2 GEN 1 PORT (Type C) + 1 x USB 3.2 GEN 1 PORT + 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS
Keyboard Language
15" ULTRANOTE SERIES UK KEYBOARD
Operating System
NO OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIRED

Came in at £339

I have installed dalix, and using google stadia, am successfully playing Red Dead Redemption 2, amongst others.

Will post pics, and I guess a link to a video so you can see just how well it is working - arrived on Tuesday, and working on it out of hours but so far, amazing results - no issues at all running dalix (blitzed the demo Win install )

Anyone interested in seeing?
 

daleman

Active member
Ok some pics - nothing awesome until you see the vids, but trust me
 

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Scott

Moderator
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RDR2 won't really ring any bells with me. Can you run Firestrike? Normal HD test? That would ring true with my brain.

Regardless though, gaming on a laptop at a playable level for 300 spondoolies is fantastic.
 

daleman

Active member
Absolutely noted, Scott and this is going to win no speed contests - but that it can be done for 300 ish is and without windows, is quite interesting. As I said, a little side project. I can travel (when we can again) and not worry too much on potential loss.

I'll keep you posted on the limits
 
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