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What is the smallest device you can use to play UO?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Blood Ghoul, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Blood Ghoul

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    I know the game is not set up to be played on a phone. But I was wondering whats the smallest laptop, tablet or whatever any of you use to play?
     
  2. DJAd

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    I used to play on a 10" netbook. It was horrible.
     
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    i play daily at work.. wait.. not really play but make trades and buy and sell and assist in some pvm or champ spaws .. on a 11" laptop.

    can't keep up half the time due to running as fast as most people walk... but i make due. heh

    plus im at work so typically i just farm stuff in shame or blackthorn with a GD .. invis so i don't have to really play.
     
  4. Capt. Lucky

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    I have a laptop with an I5 processor and it really doesn't play that great on that. I use it on vacation and mostly just do crafting, shopping, some training, and around the house stuff with it.
     
  5. Winter

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    I can build a pretty decent mini-ITX computer based on the AMD A10 processor, in a case that is about 12"Dx8"Wx3"H. It does not have a dedicated graphics card but won't have a problem with either client. You can add a dedicated graphics card, but will probably want a slightly bigger case.

    There are even smaller ITX cases that use an external SFF power supply, but I haven't built one. You have to be picky about components to prevent heat buildup.
     
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    I bought an inexpensive Samsung laptop (15" screen) less than a year ago. It has an Intel 1.90 GHz processor, 4 GB memory, 64-bit operating system. I use the classic client and just upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. It handles the game very well.
     
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    i was playing it on an Windows 8, 8" dell Tablet just fine, other than the fact it was all so small and awkward to do with the stylus.
     
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    I think he was asking what device size such as tablet, laptop in general.
     
  9. Winter

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    I guess clarity in a statment makes a difference then.

    But if the OP meant a tablet, the best bet would be a MS Surface Pro 3 with an i7 processor... the i5 might work, but it would be underpowered. Anything less at this time will have poor performance as others have noted.
     
  10. Blood Ghoul

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    Thank you all for the info!!
     
  11. Aran

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    My wife was using an Acer Aspire One 10", running Ubuntu, for a few years. Talk about a bad way to play UO. Finally upgraded her to a 15.6" Samsung, waaaaaaay happier wife.
     
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    I play on a 10 inch notebook sometimes. makes me appreciate my normal 26 inch screen when i go back to it.
     
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    Plays pretty well on my Surface.
     
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    There isn't even a regular Mac client
     
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    I'm sure modern smarphones, specially those running on Windows can be made to launch UO. Wether or not it is worth it or remotely enjoyable is another matter entirely.
     
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  17. Lynk

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    Windows smart phones run the RT operating system, which cannot execute x86 applications. To run on an ipad or smart phone, you have to run it on a normal computer (Windows based or linux with an emulator) and play through a VNC applicaton. You could perform basic functions but certainly not PvM (well) or PvP.
     
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    I really just want to reorganize my house from the comfort of my living room... is that too much to ask?! :p
     
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  19. Aran

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    ... get a small laptop? I have a 17.3" that I play games on on my lap regularly. It's not hard.

    Though it does get toasty. I'm not likely to be having kids at this rate.