Windows 7 Up Close and Personal - HotHardware

Windows 7 Up Close and Personal

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The test platform we used for this article was a Lenovo Y530 Ideapad notebook, based on Intel Centrino 2 technology along with a discrete NVIDIA mobile GPU. This laptop is positioned as an all around family multimedia laptop and will be featured in an upcoming in-depth review.

      Lenovo Ideapad Y530 Specifications
Processor              
 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P7350 (2GHz 3MB Cache)
Installed OS
 Windows Vista Home Premium
Monitor  15.4 WXGA TFT with integrated camera LCD Glossy 1280x800
Graphics
 NVIDIA GeForce 9300M 256MB
Memory  2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz
Hard Drive
 250GB 5400RPM
CD/DVD
 DVD Recordable (Dual Layer) 24X Max
Wireless  Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100
Battery  6 Cell Lithium-Ion


Lenovo's IdeaPad Y530 Notebook - Full Evaluation Coming Soon...

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Thanks for the overview of Windows 7. I actually have the Beta, but I haven't tried it yet. Didn't have time to try it out. Will do so soon, once I get my new Quad-Core system. :)

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So I haven't heard or looked it up yet....but does WMP/WMC have built-in H.264 support?

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ice91785 - Yes it includes H.264 support. When you download the beta there is a notice as follows:

NOTICE ABOUT THE H.264/AVC VISUAL STANDARD. This software includes H.264/MPEG-4 AVC visual compression technology. MPEG LA, L.L.C. requires this notice:

THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”) AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERICAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C SEE HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM

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Left HugRight Hug

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I cannot wait to see that final production of windows 7 :)

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Its beginning to look like a sold OS, the likes of which have not been seen since Win98.

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Sorry but Windows 7 looks very unimpressive. If they still are using the NTFS file system, then it is a complete and utter failure just like vista. The WinFS was supposed to be part of longhorn till it got scrapped due to time constraints cause MS dicked around for 5 years...go figure. All that vista did was kill legacy support and do some lil fancy things to the desktop, and actually made it perform worse than XP in everyday tasks and gaming. Windows 7 just looks like Vista with a fancier coat of paint, but still the same old crap underneath.

MS needs to get their act together and release a real operating system, not this foo-foo frilly crap they keep trying to pawn off as a real OS.

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It's not all frills, didn't you see the media playback statistics? That proves one thing:

Apparently they spent a lot of their time optimizing the DRM - given that there was no change in gaming performance.

Yay?

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3vi1:

It's not all frills, didn't you see the media playback statistics? That proves one thing:

Apparently they spent a lot of their time optimizing the DRM - given that there was no change in gaming performance.

Yay?

oh and what good is media playback when your computer tries to open a file and blanks everything out and asks you if you really want to open this file, then it BSOD's just cause you took to long to click ok and were ignoring it.  Optimizing DRM....uh that is not something done with an OS, that is something done to files in which a program will then have to use special algorhythms to decrypt/encrypt or use keys or whatever to play the file depending on what kind of DRM  is being used.  Sounds to me like they just got a patch for a media play back software not the actual OS on that one, that or someone is talking about crap they dont understand or know fully about.

Painted crap is still crap, just a diff color.

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