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Old 05-26-2015, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Loerw Spec Notebook for Simulator

I know it's an open question and l have looked at the requirements of Pheonix and Heli-X but still don't have a spec to go shopping with.

In Melbourne Australia, the cheaper (low spec) notebooks have Intel HD5500 GPUs with i3 or i5 2GHz CPUs and 4Gb RAM. These are around $500Aus.
Anybody running this lower spec machine successfully with both sims?


At about $1250Aus, the Mac Book Air comes along. These have Intel CPUs as required by Heli-X.
How much of a pain is Bootcamp, so Pheonix can be run?
Will a low end Apple runt these successfully?


Or do l have to have a 'game' spec machine to run both to avoid glitchy low frame rates?

Any help appreciated.
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I know it's an open question and l have looked at the requirements of Pheonix and Heli-X but still don't have a spec to go shopping with.

In Melbourne Australia, the cheaper (low spec) notebooks have Intel HD5500 GPUs with i3 or i5 2GHz CPUs and 4Gb RAM. These are around $500Aus.
Anybody running this lower spec machine successfully with both sims?


At about $1250Aus, the Mac Book Air comes along. These have Intel CPUs as required by Heli-X.
How much of a pain is Bootcamp, so Pheonix can be run?
Will a low end Apple runt these successfully?


Or do l have to have a 'game' spec machine to run both to avoid glitchy low frame rates?

Any help appreciated.
Both Phoenix and Heli-X run great on low spec machines. A $600 laptop will be more than enough. i3 or i5 is plenty. A good graphics card always helps though (even an on-board Intel or nVidia chipset is good enough).

Pretty much if you can play a video on the PC, a sim is no problem.

Only run Windows and Linux systems, so cannot comment on bootcamp for mac from experience. From what I have read from other people, it's not much hassle to run and sims run in it fine.
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