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This is a discussion on perC's retro computer hardware corner within the Science and Technology forums, part of the Topics of Interest category; Originally Posted by Anunnaki Spirit LEDs do degrade with age but it takes so much longer before it becomes noticeable, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anunnaki Spirit View Post
    LEDs do degrade with age but it takes so much longer before it becomes noticeable, my precision m6600 has that many hours on it that I am going to replace the panel.
    I said it was CCFL, basically it's a CFL bulb, but reengineered to work in screens. No longer used in displays due to their inferiority to LEDs. LEDs will last a long time. Basic rule of thumb is the brighter is glows, the faster it degrades. So reducing brightness can improve their lifespan. But anyway, my gramps had a laptop from 2009 and it still works as well as it did. Gramps didn't survive, but laptop certainly did. Screen itself was always awful, but at least doesn't get noticeably dimmer with time. The laptop I had was hand-me-down and I think it was 13 years old. The screen itself besides wear was garbage. The ghosting on it was nauseating. Basically any scrolling makes whole area blurred, mouse pointer looked like it had delay but it was just awful ghosting. Gotta say that the trend of putting shit screens in laptops hasn't died off yet. You can still buy on paper okay laptop and get a potato level screen. That and generally awful speakers, keyboards, trackpads, shit IO and many other abominations in those things makes me hate them. Seemingly everything inside those things is always gimped, made without any respect or awareness of what is good. In past at least you could sorta custom build one yourself, but now you most likely will be forced to overspend on mediocre hardware just so that things would be engineered acceptably well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The red spirit View Post
    I said it was CCFL, basically it's a CFL bulb, but reengineered to work in screens. No longer used in displays due to their inferiority to LEDs. LEDs will last a long time. Basic rule of thumb is the brighter is glows, the faster it degrades. So reducing brightness can improve their lifespan. But anyway, my gramps had a laptop from 2009 and it still works as well as it did. Gramps didn't survive, but laptop certainly did. Screen itself was always awful, but at least doesn't get noticeably dimmer with time. The laptop I had was hand-me-down and I think it was 13 years old. The screen itself besides wear was garbage. The ghosting on it was nauseating. Basically any scrolling makes whole area blurred, mouse pointer looked like it had delay but it was just awful ghosting. Gotta say that the trend of putting shit screens in laptops hasn't died off yet. You can still buy on paper okay laptop and get a potato level screen. That and generally awful speakers, keyboards, trackpads, shit IO and many other abominations in those things makes me hate them. Seemingly everything inside those things is always gimped, made without any respect or awareness of what is good. In past at least you could sorta custom build one yourself, but now you most likely will be forced to overspend on mediocre hardware just so that things would be engineered acceptably well.
    I seen that (eye roll) but yes ccfl hasn't been in use for almost a decade but LEDs do degrade with age though it takes much more time and does so differently from ccfl. I've had ccfl screens go pink in Dells and Thinkpads (both IBM and Lenovo eras). I really don't bother with consumer laptops as they are pretty much junk from the git go especially with their shit plastics and poor cooling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The red spirit View Post
    So what can it do? How's performance? What is power consumption? I'm curious.
    It can play crysis now

    Crysis warhead at a little bit over 40fps in 1080p.

    It's all that matter, right?



    Sent sans PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by varikvalefor View Post
    If the Intel Core 2 Duo is now considered to be a "retro" central processing unit, then, man, I feel old.
    Lmao. I've been amd customer since 80386 era.



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    Quote Originally Posted by contradictionary View Post
    It's all that matter, right?
    Needs to run Stalker, CS 1.6 and GTA 4 for cheeki breeki experience.

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    One of my favorite laptops of the 2000s and it has far more ports than anything in recent years with 6 usb ports plus it is a great retro xp/7 machine.


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    I know of someone who has done full HD rendering on a 333MHz pc with 256MB of ram

     
    it was all web based using an external server


    I do have what I would call a retro computer at home, 1 GHz G4, 512MB ram, combo drive. Only upgrade I have done is put an airport card in it. Only apple computer in the house and I only really use it to play around on when I'm really bored.

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