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Dell Inspiron 5150 in Ice Princess (2005)

Casey writes a program for her Inspirion 5150 to process video of figure skaters and track their movements. Using this she is able to offer skaters advice on their technique.

Importance: *****
Realism: ****
The real-time video processing and computer vision seems a little beyond this laptop's capabilities.

Visibility: ****




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This was the first new computer I ever bought, back in 2003. These used a desktop Pentium 4 HT processor and chewed through battery. They also had a design defect: whenever the screen wasn't at full brightness and anything else drew power (EG the HDD seeking) the backlight would flicker. Dell replaced the system 4 times and never fixed the issue.
2016-03-22 17:01