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gentleman

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#1 10 years ago

I didn't think I'd see this for a long time but it seems you can finally play crysis on the eee PC using streaming technology more info on the topic and video here Crazy coders enable full-screen Crysis play on Eee PC | Register Hardware

what do you guys think, is this the future of mobile gaming, stream it from the pc from home or yet another fad from coders?




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#2 10 years ago

Yeah I was reading about this just before, it looks awesome being able to run crysis with full controls etc is amazing.




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#3 10 years ago

it is indeed. I wanted one of these anyway for college.




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#4 10 years ago

That would be funny, sitting at a desk with and Eeepc playing crysis.




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#5 10 years ago

Except that the PC isn't doing any work, only the internet connection is.




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#6 10 years ago

Yeah but it still runs and you can control it from an eepc is still cool.




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#7 10 years ago

If the new version of WiMax improves enough, I could see how this would be possible. Though I have to wonder what source they're talking about streaming it from and if bandwidth/server crowding would become an issue. The Eee PC comes with 20GB of free online storage but I'm not sure those storage servers are setup to stream like this. Not even ASUS thought this product would be so successfull and it has grown to 10" screen models that will have regular disc HDs as large as 160GB (Linux models). I have to say though, despite the SSD models having only 40GB and costing $50 more, they sure do boot fast and have long battery life (4-8 hrs). The only thing that doesn't seem to make sense about expanding these into mobile gaming devices is the required net connection is kinda pricely for someone that just wants to use it as a more portable gaming notebook. They're already popular enough to have come out with Wii-like controllers though, such as the Eee Stick. Seems ASUS was really thinking ahead, even if a bit inadvertently, because the Eee is now equipped with KBs nearly full size (92%), SSDs are progressively dropping in price, and The Grid (fiber optic internet) will make streaming WAAAY fast. This very well could be the notebook version of the iPod soon. They've already sold over a million of these, which means even more SSDs are being made and better pricing to come.




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#8 10 years ago

A friend of mine has a Packard Bell equivalent to the Eee PC. It has a 'proper' 30GB hard drive and dear god it is slow. In all honesty I'd rather they didn't put a hard drive in them...




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#9 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4390760In all honesty I'd rather they didn't put a hard drive in them...

I've been comparing brands of the UMPCs and so far it appears ASUS is the only one offering SSDs, and that includes the upcoming Dell Mini Inspiron. Dell's unit does come with a discrete Nvidia card though vs the UMA graphics module. The Dell however has only a 9" screen vs the new 10" ASUS. MSI has about the closest thing to the ASUS in their Wind, which only lacks the SSD. Kinda funny how some on the EeeUser.com forum claim ASUS is losing ground in this market merely for offering bigger models beyond the $500 price point. Speaking of slow, the one to avoid is the Everex CLoud.




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#10 10 years ago
Bs|Archaon;4390760A friend of mine has a Packard Bell equivalent to the Eee PC. It has a 'proper' 30GB hard drive and dear god it is slow. In all honesty I'd rather they didn't put a hard drive in them...

Well, it's Windows, and the processor isn't exactly the latest in those Packard Bells. The EEE has an efficient Linux flavour with solid-state storage.

For what the EEE is intended to be used for (internet or office stuff), it is perfectly capable.




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