Monday, March 23, 2020

Computer Update

With all this computer talk on the forums I frequent, I decided to finally update what I'm working with. I have been running the same desk top unit for at least 15 years, I know, I'm living in the stone age. What really has driven the update is the need for video editing speed. It was time. It was past time. 

I purchased a Dell G3 gaming laptop, and I'll reuse my monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse. Here are the specs.

9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5
16GB, 2x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot) + 1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive (Storage)
15.6-in. display

I also added a WD Elements 3TB Portable External Hard Drive along with an Anker USB C Hub 4 port.

I must say the video editing takes less time and the upload process is much faster.  The editing software hasn't crashed and I can actually run the latest version I paid for now that my system can handle it. I know this will sound crazy but I miss my old Windows version. 

With the social distancing and shelter in place warnings, I am giving some thought to purchasing the latest and greatest Flight Sim. I have no clue where my yoke and rudder pedals are, maybe stored in a box in the hangar. If it stops raining I'll head over to the hangar and look for the controls.

Any recommendations on Flight Sim software??


Jonas said...

Hay Amico Mio! I use both XP11 and P3D. I actually prefer P3D but both are excellent. There is a Caranado (sp) Commander 114 available as I fly it all the time. Good luck!

Gary said...

I went over to the hangar today and looked for my yoke and pedals, I must have sold them when we moved. I was told there is a free version of XPlane good until June this year, I will check into that. For now I will find a joystick and make do.

Good to know about the Carrenado 114, I will look that up too.