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Laptop 29 61.70%
Desktop 14 29.79%
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Other 1 2.13%
If It Breaks - Screw it - No More Computers! 3 6.38%
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:23 AM   #21
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Eh, I can always dual head mine between he 110" projector and the 56" LCos set if I felt like it.

I already get neck pains from swivelling my head around the 32"er reading the crap you people write.
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Old 04-11-2006, 11:25 AM   #22
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I already get neck pains from swivelling my head around the 32"er reading the crap you people write.
If you send it over here I'll see what I can do with it. I mean the monitor, not your head or the crap we write.

Better insure it in case it "breaks" in the mail...
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Re: Next Time You Replace A Computer - Laptop, Desktop, Tablet or ?

I used a laptop in the CAD class I took last week. I can't say that I enjoyed the experience. The smaller screen made those tiny little icons pretty hard for me to see, "delete" and other keys were in (for me) non-standard locations, and it generally was just no fun to use.

An instructor for a MicroSoft Exchange Admin class I took about 3 years ago mentioned that he ran two dual-head monitors in his home system and had the monitors set up in a 2X2 grid.

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My Samsung DLP TV has about every kind of input imaginable, including a standard 15-pin monitor connection.
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also thinking laptop for travel. after a few years of conventional travel laptop again for boat as it is smaller & hopefully more durable.
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I bought a IMac I now have it dual booting OSX and Windows.
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I bought a IMac I now have it dual booting OSX and Windows.
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Funny!
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I just went desktop - Dell $650 total

Dimension E510
Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)
Memory 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz (2x512M)
Monitor 19 inch Ultrasharp™ 1907FP Digital Flat Pane
Vdeo Card 128MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) ATI Radeon X300 SE
Hard Drive 80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™
Operating System Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition
Network Card Integrated Intel® PRO 10/100 Ethernet
CD or DVD Drive Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
1 Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support

Ordered Sun evening Delivered today - not to shabby
They just keep on getting cheaper.
I read that Walmart is going to start selling the pieces so you can sorta build your own computer.
Dude, you're getting a Walmart!
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What's the point of a poll if you're not going to take our advice?

The E510 is a nice box. But get a bigger disk.
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I received my Dell E1505 notebook. The price is $700 - a great price for a dual core, 512MB RAM, 60GB 7200rpm HD, 9 cell battery, DVD R/W, wireless. The only problem is that I do not get to use it. My wife and two daughters have been hogging it.
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What's the point of a poll if you're not going to take our advice?

The E510 is a nice box. But get a bigger disk.
In the words of the great Lewbowski - Well Yeah....I went into it like I was, but they put this 19 incher in front of me and I always want me one of those.....and already got a noteboook...

what!? - 80gig not enough for you huh?...what do you got on yours a 10,000 song library and your DVD collection...your talking to guy that started with a TRS-80 that used a cassette recorder for storage... 80 gig! Thank you jesus!

I have a choice between a vga or DVI connection - anyone know what is best?
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I have a choice between a vga or DVI connection - anyone know what is best?
For your 1907FP? DVI all the way.
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Just make sure you check your Dell configurations out kiddies...recalling when they sold me a notebook with dedicated ATI graphics and delivered one with a crappy integrated graphics chip...then did nothing for me.
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Vagabond,
Having just made the first trip in to vagabondville, even my Sony Vaio with a 15.4 in screen seemed like a boat anchor.

I'm look at the the very small VAIO with on a 12 inch screen and weigh about 4 lbs.

If I was doing graphics, or gaming it might be different. But just traveling, pictures, net surfing, hey leave the big toys for the more settled.

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Vagabond,
Having just made the first trip in to vagabondville, even my Sony Vaio with a 15.4 in screen seemed like a boat anchor.

I'm look at the the very small VAIO with on a 12 inch screen and weigh about 4 lbs.

If I was doing graphics, or gaming it might be different. But just traveling, pictures, net surfing, hey leave the big toys for the more settled.

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I recently got a Thinkpad laptop, nice and small and lightweight. But the small screen has taken some getting used to. But then did't you always have that squinty eyed look?
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Martha,
Sumpin tells me you take a bit of time gettin used to anything small

And yes that squinty eyed thing is my Achilles ligament (?) but when traveling this rather medium sized Sony seems heavy.

If I had a permanent place it would no doubt be a Dual-core Dell with a biggun 21 inch flat screen.

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