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Inexpensive laptop for Colourspace?

 
Author bar3nd
ZRO
#1 | Posted: 19 May 2021 19:15 
Hi,

Thus far I've been using my main laptop for calibration - but it's kind of annoying to lock it up for calibration for long profiling sessions.

Steve, any advice for an inexpensive laptop that would run colourspace for the coming years?

Best,

Barend

Author Steve

INF
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#2 | Posted: 20 May 2021 10:09 
There are actually not many 'required' specifications for any laptop for ColourSpace, so long as it will run full Windows 10 OS, and uses OpenGL 3.2, or later, for the graphics...

The greater the CPU power, the faster the processing (LUT generation for example).
And it is best to have a reasonable amount of RAM, but there is no set minimum.
You may also want a way to get HDMI out, for direct profiling?

So realistically, just about any of today's laptops should work.
Including things like a Microsoft Surface tablet.
(I use an old 10" Surface GO tablet, with 4GB RAM, as my backup laptop - and it runs ColourSpace with no problems.)

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author RollsRoyce
ZRO
#3 | Posted: 20 May 2021 14:10 
If I may interject, I'm successfully running ColourSpace (and LightSpace) on a 10-year-old Lenovo laptop with Windows 10 64-bit (upgraded from Windows 7), that has the most basic Intel HD3000 graphics with HDMI out. It doesn't require the latest hardware, for sure.

Author David Baud
ZRO
#4 | Posted: 21 May 2021 20:17 
I was wondering the same. I am testing workflow for ColourSpace on a used PC laptop (Dell Latitude E7470, intel Core i7, ) with 8GB of RAM. I was wondering if I would see a significant speed difference if I would upgrade to 16GB of RAM or even 32GB when profiling a display using Cube?
It seems to be working fine otherwise.

David

Author Steve

INF
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#5 | Posted: 22 May 2021 10:04 
No, increasing the RAM will not make any improvement at all with profiling.
The speed of profiling is defined by the probe - nothing else has any impact of any significance.

Steve
Steve Shaw
Mob Boss at Light Illusion

Author David Baud
ZRO
#6 | Posted: 24 May 2021 17:33 
Steve:
The speed of profiling is defined by the probe - nothing else has any impact of any significance.

Good to know. Thanks Steve.

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