1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 6, 2014 12:08 PM by heather.sling RSS

    System requirements for Pro-HD

    nathandammeyer

      I'm thinking of purcasing a new laptop and want to make sure I can take full advantage of my slingbox!  I'm not too computer savy and want to make sure I get a machine that can allow me to watch my slingbox in HD.  I'm a little confused about clock speeds (esspecially quad vs duo) etc....

       

      HD Pro system requirements:

      • Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo class processor or equivalent
      • 2 GB of RAM.
      • Video acceleration support desirable on graphics card.

       

      Laptops I'm considering:

      http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/E1U67AV?HP-ENVY-15z-j100-CTO-Notebook-PC-ENERGY-STAR-

      • AMD Quad-Core A10-5750M Accelerated Processor (2.5GHz??)
      • AMD Radeon HD Graphics
      • 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)

       

          or

       

      • AMD Quad-Core A8-5550M Accelerated Processor (2.1GHz??) 
      • 2GB AMD Radeon™ HD 8750M Discrete
      • 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)

      or

       

      http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8667869&Sku=LEO-102106513

      • 2.9GHz Dual Core AMD A6 Processor with 4GB RAM (5350M)
      • AMD Radeon 8450G

       

      or

       

      http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8920146&Sku=HPR-102344809

      • 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3110M 2.40GHz (i3-3110M)
      • 4GB of DDR3
      • Intel HD Graphics 4000

       

       

      Also, as far as slingbox goes, should windows 7 vs 8 be a consideration when picking a laptop?  I realize everyone hates 8 but really all I'll be doing is streaming video so I don't think it's a big concern for me.

       

      I would think any of these would do the trick but again, I don't know much about how computers/graphics work so any advice would be appreciated.  I'm not a gamer, I just want to be able to watch sports away from the cable box!

       

      Thanks

        • Re: System requirements for Pro-HD
          heather.sling Newbie

          Hello nathandammeyer,

           

          Thank you for posting in our community. I can understand how purchasing a new computer can be a challenge. We all want to make sure what we purchase meets the standards of what we intend to do on a computer. I was looking at the different computers you were interested in. Honestly they all seem fine. I didn't see anything that would become a issue while watching your Slingbox.

           

          I hope this helps with your decision

           

          Thank you

           

          Heather

           

          Sling Media Moderation Team