12-03-2012 03:19 PM
My desktop died recently and I`ll be replacing it with a laptop. I`m curious if anyone is using a laptop to develop for BlackBerry 10 with the NDK and simulators. I know the specs the laptops are supposed to have, but I don`t have a lot of time and don`t want to wind up buying something I`ll have issues with.
Thanks for any responses.
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12-03-2012 04:23 PM
On the road I use an old Dell Latitude XT2 (Core2 duo 1.4ghz, 3GB RAM). Not the fastest, but fine for use at conferences etc, and once Eclipse and VMWare have booted up it works quite well. Now if only the simulator would work properly with the touchscreen... It registers touches but translates the coordinates incorrectly.
12-03-2012 09:42 PM
Cpu : i3
memory : 4G
Hard dirver: SSD
the big problem for me :
the height of the simulator is 1280 in portrait mode, too big for the laptop screen.
so have to rotation like this.
12-03-2012 11:54 PM
You can change the resolution of the simulator using the instructions below. If you change the settings via VMWare it may not boot properly.
Since Beta 2 we have set the default resolution of the simulator to be 70% of the origional size which should fit on most screens.
Hope this helps!
12-04-2012 06:03 AM - edited 12-04-2012 06:04 AM
For NDK any good config will do the job, but for simulator CPU and GPU are most important. CPU must support Virtualization (Intel vt-x or vt-d preferred, AMD don't even think about it!) and GPU must have good OpenGL support. Personally, neither ATI not nVidia work good. Surprisingly, old integrated Intel HD4500 with latest drivers worked like a charm.