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zonereyrie
zonereyrie
Must not buy new notebook yet...
I need to pay down my credit cards a lot more before i make another big buy - but my jonze for a better notebook has been getting stronger. And today I found PC Torque - they have some nice models and config options, and the pricing is pretty good. I like that they come with no OS by default. :-)

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Current Media: quiet office

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gizmoek From: gizmoek Date: August 7th, 2003 05:48 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
but you know you want a sexy TiBook :) (sorry, i'm not being a good influence)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 7th, 2003 06:19 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Actually no, I don't. They're pretty, but that's about the only think I like about them. I want something x86 based that I can dualboot, I really don't have much interest in adding MacOS to my life. UNIX based or not.

Besides, the screen (resolution) on all the Mac notebooks is too low, I really want 1600x1200 (UXGA) or better. I have that at work on both my Dell laptop and my two monitors, and I really, really like it. I can have two useful windows side by side, and still have some room. Even 1280x1024 just isn't quite enough. The 1440x900 of the 17" AlBook might be ok, I'd have to try it. But it still isn't the right architecture.

Besides, I have an aversion to paying more than something is worth, and for the money of a PowerBook I can get an x86 laptop with a lot more features.
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