As my main PC's PSU decided that it will take an eternal vocation from now on, I'm a bit forced to use my old trusty EeePC 1015P […]
As my main PC's PSU decided that it will take an eternal vocation from now on, I'm a bit forced to use my old trusty EeePC 1015PEM.
Intel Atom 2/4 cores, 2GB ram, 128GB SSD, Windows 7
Well... It's good enough to browse the forums and such, but youtube is completely out of the question. 😜 Full keyboard will help the first (as i'm currently posting this post from it) and the second i can do through a phone anyways. Only real downside is the tiny resolution of the screen: 1024x600
Actually, quite a nice little netbook. Back in days, it was my everyday machine at school with battery that lasted the whole full day with wifi turned on. Even today, i can get 5-6 hours out of it. 😜
I've spent weeks at a time just with such a netbook and while 3D capabilities are lacking (Unreal runs @ around 25fps. Even got Crysis running, but @ around 3fps 🤣 ), 2D is pretty good. Stronghold, Red Alert 2 and a bunch of other 2D games run great!
I do recall 480p working fine for Youtube. Looks like they changed up the code in the last couple of years.
I remember, when i had an older netbook, EEE PC 901, and my main pc went kaputt. I attached that to big screen, keyboard, mouse and speakers and used it as main desktop pc. It was about year 2008 then. Worked well for that month or two.
But yes, youtube has probably changed codecs or something, that requires better cpu. (Either in raw power or some instruction sets that this tiny Atom cpu just doesn't have) I remember, the older eee 901 even was very capable with youtube back in days...
But just today, i received a new PSU and everything is working again. Thankfully the old PSU didn't take anything with it. 😀 I wonder, should i soon start posting about my main pc also into retro category, as it is originally built together in 2013 and i have upgraded only storage and graphics card? (+psu replacement now 😁 )
"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - And i intend to get every last bit out of it even after loading every damn driver!