After living without MiniMax and OrcNet for about a week or so I can hardly say how impressed I am with how easily the newest member of my ensemble, Gaga, took over almost all the usual tasks from MiniMax. The humble Intel i3-4130 processor really surprises me with its speed and spunkyness. The whole tiny thing is absolutely adorable and still a capable computing machine.
I said almost all tasks since logically such a tiny machine naturally doesn’t sport a dedicated graphics card but must do with Intel’s onboard HD4400 graphics solution. While that is heaps better than all earlier attempts it’s still a far shot off being any satisfactory in Second Life. But it is playable without any lag and will suffice as long as I don’t plan on doing a picture heavy inworld story.
Really impressed with how cool Gaga stays even under stress from SL’s overwhelming demands. Yes, it gets warm to the touch and the fan spins up to audible speeds but nothing too alarming. This miniscule powerhouse just shrugs it all off. All the latest inworld photos in this blog were done on Gaga, and they’re not too shabby, are they? Of course for a real photo reportage I shall wait for the return of my almighty MiniMax.
Remember how satisfied I was – and still am – with MiniMe, my little bit bigger Lenovo M90 machine? Well, little bit bigger is understated, its almost 4 times the size of Gaga. Doesn’t matter though, since Gaga computes MiniMe to the wall and is better in every regard. Speed, graphics … for exactly twice the price. But it’s worth it! Really happy with that little computing slut. Told Computer Repair Lesbian she can do her magic slowly and in peace and quiet. I won’t pressure her to hurry the fuk up with the other machines since the two Lenovos are serving me very well.
Ok, gotta admit that apart from Second Life my demands aren’t that high or unrealistic. Bit of surfing, blogging, watching videos, general multimedia and interwebzing and very light photo editing … and that’s basically it. Couldn’t be much happier. 🙂 Only thing hubby and me both will need in the forseeable future are new laptops. Big chunky desktop replacement for the real man and cute little thing for his sexy waifu. But that’s a different topic for another day.