1,86" GHz is it enough for 1080p playback?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Maila87, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Maila87 macrumors newbie

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    Not like others bother me specifications like just 2GBs of RAM in basic. But what am I afraid of is that fact if is possible to play 1080p movies in MKV?

    Could it handle that low freq. CPU? :)
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    I'm guessing the integrated GPU would provide enough muscle.
     
  3. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Video graphic card will be able to handle it fine. But, when you start doing mutl-tasking then it will face challenges.
     
  4. miknos Suspended

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    And how it differs from a 2.4 Ghz (C2D from a macbook pro) in performance?
     
  5. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering this too. I need to play 1080p videos on an external 1080p monitor without fuss.
     
  6. TSE macrumors 68030

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    In windows with my HP DM3z with the specs in the sig, I can play Flash 720P video in a web browser without problem onto a 1680x1050 screen without problems, and I can play 1080P video that is already saved onto my computer through Windows Media Player without problem, so I would imagine the MacBook Air won't have problems either.
     
  7. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    As long as it is a decent dual core cpu 720p and 1080p should be fine(at least in windows and linux where more things can utilize both the gpu and cpu combos). I can output 1080p off youtube via hdmi on to my tv screen and my Vaio TT only has the su9300 cpu, and intel 4500hd gpu.
     
  8. cleric macrumors 6502a

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    Using VLC I can just get by on 1080p high bitrate mkvs. Once they add mac hardware acceleration (there is a rudimentary patch somewhere) it should be nice. Obviously works great in windows.
     
  9. Maila87 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sweet. I need in work to be capable of 1080p playback. So just to decide if is 13" too big or just right size.

    BTW: Until 27" iMac had twice 15" MacbookPro, but now it is too big to take with me :)
     
  10. King t. macrumors regular

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    should be enough.. but make sure u get it with 4GB ram...
     

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