I am looking to purchase/donate a laptop for my church to use with their digital projector. Looking for something that's durable from mutliple users and moving around (i.e. solid state drive) and when picking up the laptop. It'll be mainly for presentations, so budget for this unit is very low.
I was told to look into a laptop with a dedicated graphics card for better presentations (video) and movies. Also when using software like ProPresent. Right now, it's just PowerPoint slides.
Does getting a dedicated graphics card on a laptop make a difference when projecting. Even with PowerPoint slides?
Also, I'm preferring Win 7 over Win 8 for this type of set-up.
Also, I've been using my work laptop which has a 4:3 aspect ratio and works well with the projector (NEC LT35), but whenever I plug in a widescreen laptop, the projector has a hard time adjusting. Do they sell 4:3 laptops anymore?
Thinking about getting a refurbished unit with a dedicated graphics card due to my budget (and with wear and tear issues I see with this being used)