Laptop requirements???

Asked by Craig Warnock on 2012-10-20

I am going to purchase a new, budget laptop to use stellarium to control my telescope. I have noticed people have had problems with graphics cards and windows 7 compatibility while trying to run Stellarium. What are the requirements in a laptop which I should look for to assure Stellarium and the Scope control will work as I will be buying the computer specifically for this purpose.

Thanks

Craig

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Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Graphics card and drivers for their should be support OpenGL 2+

Ok, thanks for that. How will I know whether the graphics card and drivers will support openGL2+? When I look at the specs fro laptops online it doesnt tell me this. Please forgive my ignornace, I am quite uneducated in this type of thing

Thaks

Craig

Best Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #3

Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenGL#OpenGL_4.0 :)

1. Nvidia GeForce 400, 500, 600 series
2. AMD Radeon HD 6000, HD 7000 Series
3. Intel HD Graphics 2500/4000

Thanks Alexander Wolf, that solved my question.