ludi wrote:What is the intention here?
mmmmmdonuts21 wrote:Can the optical/2nd hard drive be switched in and out on the fly? I do that with my Thinkpad all the time if thats the case which will be well under $900.
mmmmmdonuts21 wrote:I mean how much does he honestly plan on using the optical drive?
mmmmmdonuts21 wrote:I have never seen this configuration on something under a laptop under 17 inches.
mmmmmdonuts21 wrote:Is he planning on using a docking station?
mmmmmdonuts21 wrote:Thats the problem with laptops. Lots of compromising.
Skrying wrote:If this person isn't worried about performance and this laptop will spend the majority of its life on the desk... why the SSD?
Draal wrote:Why the laptop?
SonicSilicon wrote:Does the user need / want / care about the battery?
Draal wrote:I understand the clutter ratio and the fact that they are looking for a desktop replacement, but this sounds as if a bit more complex desktop system paired with an inexpensive laptop and NAS of some kind, would be a much better replacement than a somewhat pricey and exotic, dual hard drive laptop system. And as I'm assuming that they have data that they would wish to be backed up, this could easily work into such a solution.
FuturePastNow wrote:A Clevo-based mega-notebook? Sager sells some 17" models in the $1300 range. Or a used one.
Spyder22446688 wrote: Do you think Asus has enough notebooks yet? And their model names are so intuitive, too!
JustAnEngineer wrote:The gaming laptops like mine that have two 2½" hard-drive bays won't match your budget
Physically, you could put two 2½" drives in a single 3½" drive bay, but does the All-In-One PC have another available SATA port?JustAnEngineer wrote:I checked the specifications on a bunch of all-in-one desktop PCs, but none of them allow more than a single 3½" hard-drive internally.
just brew it! wrote:Actually sounds like some sort of SFF system might be a better fit. If it is only moved occasionally, and doesn't need to be usable on the road, having something portable -- but not necessarily *mobile* -- seems like a reasonable option.
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