I landed an old computer, mostly to write stuff after midnight when, like Cinderella, I am chased away from the space where I keep my main PC.
It is a Pentium 4 (?), 2.66Ghz with 1.5 GB of RAM (I added 1 GB) and Windows XP Service Pack 2 (where the hell do I find a SP3, to upgrade enough to install GIMP 2.8.16???)
I tried to use my old companion, CabinetiQ, with it...
Too big, too heavy, too damn crappy the LCD (I really used that for a year? ... time to look for a better screen, or sell the Intuos 4 L inside it)
and too bad the line quality (C...Q has no "casual" jitter, but its drift following my hands movements are far from being fun, without a stroke stabilizer... and I do not like the Pressure response of the Intuos 4 grip pen, without Lazy Nezumi to tweak it)
Now, where may I find a smaller "X...Q", that doesn't occupy every inch of space on my sitting room table, has a good, readable screen, uses a pen that I actually like and has jitter low enbough that it can be used without Lazy Nezuni in a program that has no stroke stabilization?
OK, rhetoric question, I finished one such machine last week.
This is the first sketch that I make with the MiniQ, using Photoshop Elements 2 (with PE 10, the PC asks to commit seppuku... anyway, neither has stroke smoothers of any kind)
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As a side note, the PC in question only has 1 VGA output that I use with a 19", so I use a USB 2.0 to VGA Displaylink adapter for the MiniQ.
Now, I would not care watching a movie through such an adapter, but an image changing slowly and in small parts, like when one is drawing... that's almost exactly what they are designed to do.
I saw no visible overhead, while I draw this.