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Lack of knowledge of Dell OptiPlex SX280 SFF video capabilities

I want to set a computer up as a media center but don't know if the
onboard video capabilities of this particular unit will allow me to watch
my vids in full 1080P on my 42'' flatscreen. Tried to find specifics of
onboard video at dell site but was unable to do so. Would appreciate
anyones input who knows. Thanks!

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Nop, you will not be able to watch 1080p, the graphic card is not that good, you have an integreted intel GMA 900 graphic card, that card can never show full HD as 1080p is. And the 512mb memory that you have, thats is not good enough either.


Sorry M8



Good luck

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