I am looking at getting a new laptop computer and want one of its functions to be as a MediaPortal client. I want HD playback of FreeviewHD from my HTPC via ethernet (I don't think wireless N is up to it) and hdmi out to a full HD TV.
Having had problems with ATI cards in the past I am steering towards NVidia processing.
Because MP puts higher loads on hardware than WMC7 does I am wondering how high a spec I need to go.
At the moment I am looking at either an i5 or i7 (2nd Gen) with Nvidia 525-550M for a lappy (it's not only for TV duties).
Does anybody have experience with this use of the above hardware?