14" is very big..."she said",,,

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Subject: 14" is very big..."she said",,,
Name: Celstk855
Date: 9/7/2001 2:20:16 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: hey gender challenged posted by bighammer

Also if you want a newie...then that's up to you.

If its for "all use"...ie: you wanna set it up as your desktop as well....then 14" is prolly a worthwhile idea, but if its just for word processing and email whilst traveling..then you should go for a 12.1" TFT....this is my personal choice. They are the same size as an A4/Letter page size.

You are obviously concerned about the $$$ otherwise you'd just go for a GIGA and be done with it eh!

PIII800's are 50% the speed of TB1.4GHz properly configured desktop...The PIII800 is currently 30% faster than the Celery, however that's in todays standards...in 12 months time a PIII800 will be 80% slower than what's on issue then and the Celery800 will be 89% slower....ie: 30% of 20%...
pales into insignificance in the big picture....

The reason why I point this out is that laptops as SOOooo expensive. If they are just for "convenience" and "less than frequent use" then dont try to "keep up with the Jones's" on it.

Thats why I suggest you look at a 2nd hand unit ...say PIII450 with a 12" screen. If you do a lot of travelling a 12" screen it's magic 'cause it fits in your brief case...and you dont need a "wanky" pretend leather laptop bag etc...very swish. Also you might be able to double your Ram and pick up a spare 2nd Hand battery at very reasonable prices. You might also get it with a combo modem/lan card if its second hand and all for prolly US$600.

These will play DVD's fine as well. Just in case your wondering what the DVD would be usefull for...movies on the go! ALthough VCD's or DivX's coppied to your Hard disk are better 'cause you can store 1movie per Gig and HD's use less power than DVD drives...
The other thing you should get is a small format IDE adapter so you can load up your Laptop Hardisk from your desktop IDE bus, just have a spare ATA66 IDE channel cable sitting on top of your main desktop box for convenience....not sure if you can get swap boxes for them - probably, but hey would be a few $$$ I'd imagine...

there I go again....off with the fairies....
there are plenty of travellers here.....

Food for thought anyway...

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