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by jpops5
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2916

Re: Laptop

BI5 needs a fast drive for the "New" folder, but if you only have one drive there is no point in having a "Storage" folder as well so that would reduce cpu loading and drive wear. If you know the cpu can keep up, then I'm a big believer in trying things to see if they work, and ...
by jpops5
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2916

Re: Laptop

Wow, is it Grinch season already :lol: I think a laptop could be a good idea for a small remote unattended system, as it has a battery built in like a mini UPS. My present BI5 (desktop) pc has an Intel i5-3330 CPU with 16GB of RAM, and it is coping well with four 1080 cameras and two old SD cameras...
by jpops5
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2916

Re: Laptop

Sorry for the snark but it must be REALLY tiny if you can't fit a computer. Sure, you can go buy nearly any computer you want. Literally any computer at all and run a few cameras off of it. That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks. Yes, it's a small place. The machine has to fit under a spiral stai...
by jpops5
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2916

Re: Laptop

Yes, as mentioned the physical location is very small. I don't realistically have room for even a headless tower CPU.
by jpops5
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 9
Views: 2916

Laptop

Hi, I've been around here occasionally for years, but this is my first post. I know using a laptop to run BI is far from ideal, but I'm setting up a small cabin I just bought and really can't physically fit anything else. I'm only marginally tech-savvy - would anyone like to give me recommendations ...