Noob asks: Will Blender run on my new Tablet PC?

Just purchased a Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet PC to illustrate and animate on. Drawing right (write) on the screen is much more intuitive than using a wacom tablet. Anyway, I want to try to use Blender’s cel-shading to illustrate a comic strip. Anyone think it’s possible to run Blender on this relatively underpowered computer?

-2.13GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 533MHz FSB Pentium M 770
-2 gigs RAM (1024MB (x2) 533MHz PC4200 DDR2 SDRAM)
-14.1" Diagonal SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) display
-NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6600 TE with 128MB DDR SDRAM (soldered onto motherboard - not upgradable)
-60GB HD

If not, any suggestions on less demanding 3D apps?

jp smith

NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6600 TE

This is the important part.

You should be more than okay.

With the NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 6600 TE and 2GB of ram, you have more than enough specs to run Blender properly. Jeez, that tablet must have cost a fortune, I guess.

In no way that tablet is underpowered , if you are thinking about processor speed. Its decent enough to run all applications. Its the graphics card and little of memory that really counts with processors over 2Ghz speed.

Good news.
Honestly, I was only paying attention to the GeForce’s 2D abilities when I purchased the computer (layered print rez graphics get big fast), so it’s good to hear that 3D will ba an option.
Thanks guys.

It’ll work beautifully: I’m speaking from experience.
You will need to get a keyboard with a number pad, and a three button mouse.

Two other things:
-When you get the tablet, take the time to shut-down and disable some of the extra programs and services.

-If you can, get another monitor. Two are nicer to work with than one.

Oh, and don’t forget to make the recovery discs :smiley: