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and possibly a dollar short. ;)
Anyways, I've only owned laptops. I'm on my 4th which is an ubergamer Voodoo. 3GHz P4, 1GB RAM, ATI 9600, 60 GB 7200RPM drive with a 17" screen.
This is more of a small desktop than a laptop. Its 9 lbs. I rarely take it anywhere - or at least anywhere where I'll be walking around with it. Its heavy and ORANGE.
I've had 2 Dells and an IBM.
My advice. If you are planning on toting it around, get a Centrino(Pentium Mobile). They allow for a nice, light and COOL RUNNING lappy with an extraordinary battery life. IIRC a 1.7GHZ PM will give you about the same performance as a 3.0GHZ P4 mobile. A 3GHZ P4 gets hot and its surprisingly noisy - the fans for it at least.
As to your data migration kit. I don't know what it entails and I don't know what kind of data you have. If you are just going to import your config files or a few documents, I don't think you need to spend the money. Just pull them over the network.
You probably don't need the port replicator either. I've *never* needed one. Since you have another machine and you are going to network them, you won't have to stick a bunch of peripherals on your lappy. Even if you did, thats what a small $20 USB hub is for. ;)
It might take some getting used to typing on the laptop keyboard (I have a hard time typing on a regular keyboard) so I'd recommend getting an extra keyboard and mouse, but not a port replicator.
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Posts in this Thread:
- OT: Laptops...., turrbo , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 14:50:46
- Re: OT: Laptops...., lincoln.burrows, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:26:51
- Re: OT: Laptops...., lincoln.burrows, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:24:40
- Thanks sooo much everyone!!!...., turrbo , Sat, 5 Jun 2004 15:28:55
- Go light!, Tim B., Sat, 5 Jun 2004 05:44:42
- I review them, phil, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 23:29:42
- Re: OT: Laptops...., C H Tay, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 19:56:17
- my $0.02, a day late..., saabgirlie , Fri, 4 Jun 2004 16:09:36 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: OT: Laptops...., kaslop, Fri, 4 Jun 2004 10:38:12
- OK how 'bout this: Pentium or Centrino..., turrbo , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 19:37:49
- Vendor support and weight are key (long), KenB, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 18:46:53
- Ditto the advice about checking with the school,, RonD , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:58:23
- Per Ms. Jessica, Stephen Goldberger, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:24:44
- 9 lbs? Been there, done that, have the shoulder damage, Noel , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:23:56
- I agree with Trev below...., Roger, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:39:14
- Currently have 17" Gateway..., KB900psi, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 16:06:19
- IBM makes the best lap-tops these days. n/m, J, Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:55:50
- Re: OT: Laptops...., Randy Thatcher , Thu, 3 Jun 2004 15:09:34
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