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Wednesday, August 31, 2022


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The MacBook Air runs SL surprisingly well, if you disable Hardware Open GL Vertex Buffer Objects (used to be a graphics setting, is now a debug setting) and set water reflections to "None:Opaque". It's actually a shockingly good SL laptop, if "not too heavy" is a requirement.

Whiskey Monday

Pardon the Best Buy link, but this is my new laptop and it's light and ridiculously powerful in SL. I can run SL and PS at the same time and while the fans are loud, it runs like a champ. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-16-wqxga-165hz-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i9-16gb-ddr5-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3070-ti-1tb-pcie-4-0-ssd-off-black/6494637.p?skuId=6494637


The Asus Rog Zephyrus weighs over 4 lbs, not sure that counts as non-heavy ;)
I think any gaming laptop that runs SL really well or as good as a desktop will have the same problem. I have a Legion 5 with 2060, bought just before they switched the Legion's over to the 30 series and that runs Second Life great but I wouldn't call it light. Perhaps the Legion Slim series ?


Most Nvidia Studio stickered laptops. They all are equipped with powerful RTX cards, but are built with creators in mind so they're lighter and have better aesthetics than gaming laptops. They also have special Studio drivers that while won't improve Second Life performance will help with some productivity apps related to Second Life.


Have a look at Asus Rog Flow X13.... if you want something light, portable and super-powerfull and with an external monitor when back home is wooww.

Evert Guzman

Ah I’m having a really good time running Second Life on my Steam Deck.

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