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Windows 7: Laptop buying!

23 Oct 2010   #21
linnemeyerhere

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I bought a Acer laptop for my boss at the time and it was stellar.....still is to the best of my knowledge. Toshiba would be my first choice, I like the Asus but they are a bit clunky and Lenovo's seem to be mainly boring business machines. Wouldn't a full size keyboard be better for this typing intense application?
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23 Oct 2010   #22
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I bought a Acer laptop for my boss at the time and it was stellar.....still is to the best of my knowledge. Toshiba would be my first choice, I like the Asus but they are a bit clunky and Lenovo's seem to be mainly boring business machines. Wouldn't a full size keyboard be better for this typing intense application?
I am only taking a college course the notes are not that of a university level, and I am used to small keys since I have qwerty on my cell phone and I can type in messages without looking, I am not worried about the keyboard.
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23 Oct 2010   #23
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Eee PC netbooks sound like the place for you to look, then. Long battery life, portable, etc.
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23 Oct 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, for your purpose it may be OK. And battery life is an argument for it.
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23 Oct 2010   #25
Swifty

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Well, for your purpose it may be OK. And battery life is an argument for it.
How so ?
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24 Oct 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Swifty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Well, for your purpose it may be OK. And battery life is an argument for it.
How so ?
In the sense that the Atom processors of the netbooks use a lot less electricity than the processors that are usually being put into the laptops. Thus you can often run a netbook on battery only for 5 to 7 hours without recharging whilst a laptop typically runs for 2 to 3 hours only.
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24 Oct 2010   #27
Trucidation

 

Agreed - I normally don't consider netbooks at all but then again I've never really prioritized mobility; my laptops are pretty much always plugged in. But for something a student would want to carry around, max battery time would be important. Between classes, labs, breaks etc you'll be moving around quite a bit... you really don't want something that runs out of power in only 2-3 hours.
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24 Oct 2010   #28
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I love the function of netbooks, but I have two hams where my hands should be, and it's difficult for me to type on a netbook keypad. If you have large hands, you might consider something else, since student=notes=typing a fair bit.
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27 Oct 2010   #29
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Thanks guys but I have decided to purchase this one,

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27 Oct 2010   #30
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

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Toshiba is a good brand, I think you will be happy
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