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PostSubject: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:22 pm

I'm in the market for a new laptop soon.

The current choices are...

Dell Latitude D430

Or

HP 2133 Mini-note PC

Suggestions or reviews would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:06 pm

They're both small and light and both with solid state drives ... nothing in the reviews about the battery lives although I didn't look too far into them. HP is offering you SUSE linux or Vista - pity they don't give you it dual-boot.

Both have bluetooth and the reviews of the Dell wifi look good and fast.

Much of a muchness between the two. At that price you're knocking close to a something like the MacBook Air - have you any interest in it?

http://computershopper.com/reviews/hp-2133-mini-note-pc-review
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/201324/

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/125296/dell-latitude-d430.html

The HP one is a lot cheaper according to the pcpro reviews - buy that!
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:12 pm

Auditor #9 wrote:
At that price you're knocking close to a something like the MacBook Air - have you any interest in it?

Shhhhh, you'll frighten my credit card.
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:00 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
At that price you're knocking close to a something like the MacBook Air - have you any interest in it?

Shhhhh, you'll frighten my credit card.

What do you think of the ASUS eee pc with Linux installed, comes in pink and some places are giving one away with a mobile phone contract! I saw it in PC World for €269 and its solid-state drive with a 7 hour battery or something. Comes with openoffice. If you have any clue about linux you'll be able to use this thing without batting an eyelid for the tiny memory or lack of Windows $hit. It's miniscule too. You can feel the cheapness of it which I think is one of the coolest things about it. Check it out.

The best thing since sliced pan

€269 from PC World
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:02 pm

Is a solid state drive something like a flash drive?
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:05 pm

johnfás wrote:
Is a solid state drive something like a flash drive?
Yes - lighter, consumes less energy, faster, currently quite pricey but like everything in that vein it will fall dramatically in price.

Expect to see a terabyte in your iPhone before Christmas 2010 - that's more memory than was in the Pentagon in 1995.
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:08 pm

I saw a USB key with a capacity of 32GB - the laptop I'm typing on isn't much bigger than that.
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:11 pm

Auditor #9 wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Auditor #9 wrote:
At that price you're knocking close to a something like the MacBook Air - have you any interest in it?

Shhhhh, you'll frighten my credit card.

What do you think of the ASUS eee pc with Linux installed, comes in pink and some places are giving one away with a mobile phone contract! I saw it in PC World for €269 and its solid-state drive with a 7 hour battery or something. Comes with openoffice. If you have any clue about linux you'll be able to use this thing without batting an eyelid for the tiny memory or lack of Windows $hit. It's miniscule too. You can feel the cheapness of it which I think is one of the coolest things about it. Check it out.

The best thing since sliced pan

€269 from PC World

I played with one. It was horrible and the keyboard is tiny and I have very big fingers. The HP mini (which is the front runner) has a 92% keyboard.
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:18 pm

johnfás wrote:
I saw a USB key with a capacity of 32GB - the laptop I'm typing on isn't much bigger than that.
And they are getting smaller too - it's mad. I bought two 8GB ones in Spain for a tenner each... they're still quite dear here though. All of my CDs can be stored as mp3s on one of those keys.

Soon I'm thinking that DVD players will use USB keys somehow instead of DVDs. I've a feeling that portable ones will be bypassed though and straight on to the television/dvd player in your phone.

It's the battery savings of solid state that impresses me - it'll go from 5 hours to 15 hours battery life with the solid state gear.

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I played with one. It was horrible and the keyboard is tiny and I have very big fingers. The HP mini (which is the front runner) has a 92% keyboard.
You're not petite like me so. You can plug a keyboard into that yoke I'd say though. Would you be a fan of it if it had a bigger keyboard? It's a net pc with some office programs - I think it's revolutionary almost. It could kick the bejaysus out of microsoft because the young ones using it will have to be retrained when they go into an office. Schools and training programs will start giving linux courses eventually if my prayers come true.
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:22 pm

All that fancy flashy vista display stuff bugs the tits off me.

The one I played with was horrible and felt cheap (well it was cheap) and as I say the keyboard is tiny (what's the point in having a portable laptop if you have to carry around a keyboard?) and the display looked like you were looking at it through a dirty shop window.

They're great for that they are and what they cost but I wouldn't be happy with it even for a third of the price of something else.
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PostSubject: Re: lapdancer!   Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:41 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
All that fancy flashy vista display stuff bugs the tits off me.

The one I played with was horrible and felt cheap (well it was cheap) and as I say the keyboard is tiny (what's the point in having a portable laptop if you have to carry around a keyboard?) and the display looked like you were looking at it through a dirty shop window.

They're great for that they are and what they cost but I wouldn't be happy with it even for a third of the price of something else.
It's a kiddies laptop anyway (the tinyness of the keyboard) - some young ones are expecting Santy to bring them one at the age of 7 or less so it's an affordable shutter-upper for the children.

I got a laptop with that Vista shite either switched off or not installed and the thing works a lot better. Very Happy
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