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Laptop requirements to use WiDi

I'm looking to buy my wife a new laptop and I'd like to get one that is WiDi capable. What exactly do I have to watch for? Is the processor the only thing that matters or does it need to have something else like a certain wireless card? BTW I know I have to buy an adapter for the TV, I just want to know about the laptop itself.
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  1. Hello Andon48;

    The WiDi equipped laptop is ready to connector with the adapter attached to the TV.
    There really isn't much more to it than that.
    WiDi set-up video - starts about 2:30 into the video.
  2. The easy answer as to a laptop that will support WiDi is that it will have a sticker on it that says WiDi. If it doesnt have the sticker it won't support WiDi. The sticker should look like this http://www.slashgear.com/intel-widi-moves-to-version-2-1-38-0-05150296/

    Then you need a TV or a router that connects to the TV that is WiDi ready.

    At this time it isn't possible (to my knowledge) to upgrade a laptop so that it does support WiDi.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
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    I have a WiDi setup in my house. You have to look for a laptop with the second generation Intel Core i3/i5 or i7 processor, Intel HD graphics and Intel Centrino WiFi in the laptop. You need a companion WiDi box to connect to your TV. Examples are Netgear PTV 2000, Belkin ScreenCast, D-Link DHD-131.

    The first generation Netgear PTV1000 also supports WiDi. I recommend the PTV2000 because it supports 1080p, 802.11n and Blu-Ray content. If you look on the Best Buy website you can filter laptops that support Intel Wireless Display.

    I have an Acer AS4830T Core i5 laptop and a Netgear PTV2000 box and it works well.
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