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Slooooow netbook and choppy audio

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Re: Slooooow netbook and choppy audio

#11 Post by KBD » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm

thomasl wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:58 pm

In fact the PC was not too bad with MX17.1, it was slow but certainly usable. The single problem that killed off the whole thing was that whatever I tried the audio, in certain situations, remained always slightly choppy. Perhaps I can talk her into getting a newer laptop, used Thinkpads are not that expensive these days and even a Core 2 would be more than enough. I still have the install files on my PC, so reinstalling ain't no big deal.
The last time I used my Netbook years ago it was incredibly slow even then.
I recommend the X220 12" Thinkpad is she likes the small form factor.

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Re: Slooooow netbook and choppy audio

#12 Post by thomasl » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:10 am

The main problem is that I can only try to convince her to do this or that... if she's unwilling then that is that. And the argument is that though the netbook under XP was not a speed demon, it did work for her. As long as she's not prepared to get a slightly faster PC there's not much I can do, short of trying some of the alternatives outlined above if and when time permits.

So thanks for all the input and I'll be back if there are any interesting developments :cool:
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Re: Slooooow netbook and choppy audio

#13 Post by azrielle » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:50 am

AntiX 16.3 point release came out after the original MX17. If you're of the "latest and greatest" mindset. I think it is based on Debian Jessie 8.8.
Lenovo T430 i5/3320m 8GB 14.1" MX17.1/Win7SP1 180GB SSD/128GB mSATA
Lenovo X230 i7/3520m 12GB 12.5" MX17.1/AntiX 17.1 Fluxbox/Win7SP1 500GB SSD
Lenovo X131e i3/3227u 8GB 11.6" MX17.1/AntiX 17.1 Fluxbox/Win7SP1 500GB SSD

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Re: Slooooow netbook and choppy audio

#14 Post by thomasl » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:51 am

Problem solved. I showed my friend some ebay listings for Thinkpads, X200/1 and X220/30 and she is now the proud owner of a second-hand X200, awaiting delivery. (It's amazing what £75 buys these days.)

If all works as expected I am sure that, compared to the old netbook with its N270 Atom, this baby will fly. I've googled a bit and it seems these Thinkpads are good matches for MX. So I will re-install everything with the 64-bit MX install I use for my PCs, simply adding her as a new user, deleting my account, and creating a new snapshot.
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Re: Slooooow netbook and choppy audio

#15 Post by KBD » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:44 pm

That's awesome :)
MX will work great on it.

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