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MS Teams + Zoom Vid calls specs

edited 23 February at 7:19AM in Techie Stuff
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edited 23 February at 7:19AM in Techie Stuff
As I only purchased a basic i3 Kabey lake a year or two ago.
I know I have this laptop with Matt non Glossy screen.
Is it going to be useful to work from home with MS Teams+Zoom.
I know Vid calls via Teams, though never tried via my own laptop.
Can't remember which Model of i3 it is, 2ghz approx. 14 or 15" screen -resolution 1300 range i.e. Not 1080 Full HD. 4gb Ram 256 on board SSD.
Lenovo possibly 300xx type range.
Win10 running latest Beta.
thanks
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  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    You don't need anything super powerful for Zoom, you need a decent internet/wifi if possible.
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    edited 23 February at 7:50AM
    You don't need anything super powerful for Zoom, you need a decent internet/wifi if possible.
    Thanks and Teams Video calls is my lower resolution going to be a problem.
    I have upto 65mb FTC.
    and multi video call screens is this going to work with 4gb ram.
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    Dandytf said:
    You don't need anything super powerful for Zoom, you need a decent internet/wifi if possible.
    Thanks and Teams Video calls is my lower resolution going to be a problem.
    It will be fine for Teams.
  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    Multi video/people on Teams is generated by the software simply pulling in video streams that go to a central server.  The amount of RAM on your computer is irrelevant to that, so your internet speed is the kink in this particular chain.

    Its why people seem to "freeze" on Teams/Zoom as their wireless has dropped out/become overloaded - its almost always wifi related.  Wifi was never really intended for video calls/conferences, its prone to interference/lag/whatever else.  It works in normal circumstances, but if you have multiple people in the same house on the same wifi all doing video calls it'll often struggle like heck.

    With regards to the lower resolution, Teams will just do the best it can with the hardware it has access to.  If you are unfortunate enough to have a poor quality webcam, its better than nothing.  The screen resolution doesn't matter, that's only what you see.  What the webcam sees is more important.
  • DandytfDandytf Forumite
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    @Neil_Jones
    Thanks Teams Is fine via work i5.
    My latest questions were as I could be seeking employment elsewhere.
    Wasn't sure if my i3 Lenovo was going to be a concern.

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    edited 23 February at 10:42AM
    Tried a Zoom test Vid -worked surprisingly well.
    System SKU LENOVO_MT_81F5_BU_idea_FM_ideapad 330S-15IKB
    Found my laptop details.
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    Said it would be fine, didn't we? ;)
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