This cabinet will run MAME with a front end.
Typically MAME can run on fairly wimpy hardware.
I happened upon a salvageable HP DV9700 series entertainment laptop.
I think it’ll do nicely.
Here are some details:
|Processor||Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz|
|Memory||4GB DDR2 SDRAM|
|Hard Drive||250GB 7200RPM|
|Media||BluRay / DVD-RW+-|
|Video Memory||1024MB GDDR2|
|Video GPU||NVIDIA Corporation G86M [GeForce 8600M GS]|
This is well above the “required” specs of MAME.
I’ve installed Windows XP and stripped out all unnecessary drivers and programs. It boots in about 8 seconds.
I also plan on removing the on-board LCD screen to aid in cooling, as this machine will be inside the cabinet.
Relocation of the power switch will also be necessary, these projects will be documented later.