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#1 whitedragon551

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 09:11 AM

I recently acquired a 2 year old Lenovo T530 with 8Gb of RAM, i5 2.6Gh-3.3Ghz CPU, and a new 500Gb Seagate 7200RPM drive. It runs Windows 8.1 x64 Pro.

I already have a pretty beefy gaming laptop that I use every day that has a second 24" IPS LED monitor and this is my main workstation.

I have a RAID 0 2TB NAS on the network already so I dont need storage space/backups to be stored on this laptop.

Im looking for something to do with the T530. It is out of warranty but still a very capable machine that has a lot of life in it.

Currently I have it hooked up to the TV in my living room via VGA to stream Twitch to the big screen and using AirWatch from my Note 4 as the remote.

What else could I use it for? Im looking for outside the box kind of ideas that arent obvious. For example we all know I could run a linux distro of some kind.


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#2 sparklestar

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:59 PM

Put some kinda classic video game emulators on it, goes along with it being attached to the tv. Use that steam streaming thing to play games on your pc through the laptop in the living room...



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Posted 22 October 2015 - 02:42 PM

I used my old laptop for a long time as a server for whatever game(s) I was playing at the time (ex Minecraft)

 

You could use it as a server, slap a large hard drive in there and use it as a media server.






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