mattsteg wrote:You couldn't pay me to use a 12 pound notebook. It's worthless for mobility - it's just a desktop in a slightly smaller package.
That said, you *still* couldn't pay me to use it. Anything over maybe 4 pounds and an inch thick is too big for portability. 8 pounds is still unusable. For LANs you can get a cube with way more performance for much less. For mobile video editing, use a real workstation, or get a much more portable system without the excessive weight and power drain. Or just haul around the cube, it's about as portable. With a big laptop like that you get most of the limitations of a laptop, but few of the benefits.GokuSS2 wrote:mattsteg wrote:You couldn't pay me to use a 12 pound notebook. It's worthless for mobility - it's just a desktop in a slightly smaller package.
The Weight depends on the configuration. It goes between 8 and 12 pounds. I am getting another battery and this is Perfect for Lan Party's and Portable video editing.
Domain networking and Dual processor support are the biggies.Hance wrote:windows xp home on the sager versus xp pro on the gateway . tie if you can tell the difference between xp home and pro your smarter than me
The difference is between lugging a notebook and just happening to have it with you. Light enough notebooks you completely forget you're carrying until you need them. Also, when you're already lugging a big ol' bag full of books, every pound, and even more importantly, every inch makes a big difference. It's not about getting something you *can* carry around, it's about getting something you *want* to carry around, and won't notice.Hance wrote:the gateway is 6.7 pounds versus 8+ the weight to me is a moot point . if your to big of pansy ass to cary a 8 pound notebook or even a 12 pound notebook you better hit the weight room
mattsteg wrote:Domain networking and Dual processor support are the biggies.Hance wrote:windows xp home on the sager versus xp pro on the gateway . tie if you can tell the difference between xp home and pro your smarter than me
The General idea is if you need XP Pro, you really need it. I couldn't exactly run my dually very well on XP Home either.z-man wrote:mattsteg wrote:Domain networking and Dual processor support are the biggies.Hance wrote:windows xp home on the sager versus xp pro on the gateway . tie if you can tell the difference between xp home and pro your smarter than me
The networking portition that is missing is huge. I couldn't do my job if I ran XP home. It's missing all the good stuff I need to manage and configure networks.
I've heard the same claim, and I don't really doubt it. It's a heck of a drive.GokuSS2 wrote:Let me put off a few myths......
1. The 7200 HD according to Hitachi uses the same amount of power as the 5400 drive due to some new tech. (Checked out some reviews and it appears they are right)
GokuSS2 wrote:2. I had my friends Sager 8890 on my lap for 2 hours (not plugged in), not hot at all.
GokuSS2 wrote:3.mattsteg same performance for less in a cube system OK but WAY more maybe with a 9800Pro.... plus I don't have to drag a monitor everywhere.
As long as you don't need to carry anything else, maybe. Kinda limits your capability to carry much more though, unless you wanna strap on a big ol' frame pack.GokuSS2 wrote:4. I use a laptop backpack and after high school and caring 14 pounds of books for four years this is light as a feather.
I've always been a proponent of separate desktop and mobile systems if possible. That way you get performance for cheap on the desktop, and the best of mobility in the laptop. For me, the 8600 would be a bit too bulky/heavy to really take with me - I strongly prefer sub 4-pound laptops. Thinner would be nicer too, especially when you want to pack it in a backpack along with a bunch of books. Also, Dell Inspirons don't have the greatest build quality around. If I went Dell I'd strongly consider Latitudes. Looking around for something that would suit you popped up with this link. There are some really nice looking all arounders there. The Voodoo Envy:460 looks especially promising as it's almost light enough for me . It's not cheap though. If you absolutely have to game on your laptop, I'd consider that strongly. You could get a nice cube *and* a nice ultraportable laptop for the price though.NeRve wrote:What type of laptop would u guys suggest for college-use - including listening to music, watching movies, playing games, surfing the net, and taking it around? Would a Inspiron 8600 with a Radeon 9600 Pro Turbo fullfill this pattern and still be able to play Half-life?
GokuSS2 wrote:Well I didn't order it due to a expense that came up but next month I should be fine on money and I have decided I will order this instead.
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