- cheap laptop for zwift
Looking to get a cheap laptop for use with zwift mainly I know very little about them but looking at refurbished ones
do the job? other suggestions more than welcome, cheaper the better as it will just sit in garage most of its life.
taPosted 9 months agonemesisSubscriber
For a PC it’s the graphics capability that is critical.Posted 9 months ago
do the job? other suggestions more than welcome, cheaper the better as it will just sit in garage most of its lif
Doesn’t specify the processor generation which is MUCH more important than the iNumber bit these days a google suggests it’s 5th gen dual core so not that sprightly but might scrape the lower end.
PITA them and sufferfest won’t do androidPosted 9 months ago
It apparently works on an iphone 5 so no idea where they are pulling the minimum specs from!!Posted 9 months agobigwattsMember
Just get an Apple TV. They work perfectly and much better than even a decent laptop. I bought the 4K one for the turbo in the garage as I cba to mess around with a laptop. I believe the graphics may be slightly better on a top end laptop but if your doing proper intervals/training you won’t care.Posted 9 months agokarnaliMember
never used apple stuff before, if I get an second hand ipad will this have usb for the ant+ dongle and same question re apple tv, the laptop option would give us a second laptop for the kids for school work as well, also looking at a Lenovo x230 thinkpad
taPosted 9 months agozilog6128Subscriber
never used apple stuff before, if I get an second hand ipad will this have usb for the ant+ dongle and same question re Apple TV
no, with apple stuff you connect to Zwift using bluetooth, which is by far the best way of doing it. You don’t (can’t?) use an ANT+ dongle. Obviously you need a (smart) trainer that connects by bluetooth not just ANT+!Posted 9 months agozilog6128Subscriber
I ran zwift with no issue on a Surface 3. Intel Atom 1.6Ghz, 2GB ram integrated graphics. I don’t get all these people saying you need monster pc`s with dedicated graphics etc.
Probably talking about running it in 4k. The min spec requirements otherwise are pretty low, as you say.
Can you run 2 screens from an Apple TV with different things on?
Just a thought could you use an iPad and Chromecast (or similar) to get Zwift on a big screen?
You can use an Apple TV to mirror the iPad to a telly 😀Posted 9 months ago
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