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#21
No problemo.

Which cpu did you get in that HDX?
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
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#22
Thanks. S1 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB). Quad is only ~250 more, but I think this should be adequate for for now.
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#23
Noted that Snow Leopard, the new Mac OS is out today.
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#24
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Dual-Core CPU, 2GB DDR2 Memory, Intel BOXDG41RQ Motherboard. Add a case, more memory, a hard drive, and graphics accelerator, and you can get it done, for around $500.

A 22" monitor would cost about $150 on top of it.
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#25
John L Wrote:Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Dual-Core CPU, 2GB DDR2 Memory, Intel BOXDG41RQ Motherboard. Add a case, more memory, a hard drive, and graphics accelerator, and you can get it done, for around $500.

A 22" monitor would cost about $150 on top of it.
True. I briefly thought about assembling it, but I feel I need a laptop now because I spent a considerable amount of time away from home. Later on I will return to this idea (thanks S1) again when I will be replacing my old tower(s).
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#26
WmLambert Wrote:Noted that Snow Leopard, the new Mac OS is out today.
I cannot go Mac route: too much legacy code and I do not like the emulation route. Conversion s/w is not good yet (at least it wasn't a couple of years ago) and I do not want to spend time tweaking and adjusting perfectly working code just for the sake of switching.
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#27
ag Wrote:
John L Wrote:Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Dual-Core CPU, 2GB DDR2 Memory, Intel BOXDG41RQ Motherboard. Add a case, more memory, a hard drive, and graphics accelerator, and you can get it done, for around $500.

A 22" monitor would cost about $150 on top of it.
True. I briefly thought about assembling it, but I feel I need a laptop now. Later on I will return to this idea (thanks S1) again when I will be replacing my old tower(s).

Opps, I didn't realize it was a laptop. I tend not to think of them, since I really don't like laptops. I'd have to carry an ergomatic keyboard around with it, just to be able to type. S2
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#28
I am not exited about laptops either, that's why I never had one and this is my first, but I cannot carry a tower with monitor around: too cumbersome and I do not want to attract idle curiosity by doing it. S1
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#29
ag Wrote:Thanks. S1 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB). Quad is only ~250 more, but I think this should be adequate for for now.

Yes, that's not bad, and you can upgrade the CPU if you find the need.

The big problem with notebooks can be heat dissipation.

Look into Under Volting. Done right, you don't lose any speed/power, but your system will run noticeably cooler. The lower heat extends the life of the components, too. Might be espcially useful to you since you will be stressing out your system with the programs you've implied you'll be running.

That's more along the line of a Desktop Replacement, that is somewhat portable, with the large 18" screen. Mine is a 17" and it is a bit hefty to lug around when you add the ac adapter, external mouse, various cables you might need, etc. Worth it, though, once you get where you are going and set it up.

Enjoy.
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!
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#30
JohnWho Wrote:
ag Wrote:Thanks. S1 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53 GHz, 3 MB L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB). Quad is only ~250 more, but I think this should be adequate for for now.

Yes, that's not bad, and you can upgrade the CPU if you find the need.

The big problem with notebooks can be heat dissipation.

Look into Under Volting. Done right, you don't lose any speed/power, but your system will run noticeably cooler. The lower heat extends the life of the components, too. Might be espcially useful to you since you will be stressing out your system with the programs you've implied you'll be running.

That's more along the line of a Desktop Replacement, that is somewhat portable, with the large 18" screen. Mine is a 17" and it is a bit hefty to lug around when you add the ac adapter, external mouse, various cables you might need, etc. Worth it, though, once you get where you are going and set it up.

Enjoy.
Yes, I will definitely look into it. Thanks.
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#31
You will definitely need a cooler, such as one of these. And if you keep it on your lap(don't they call it a laptop?) you really Need one, especially if you have it in bed with you, at night.
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#32
John L Wrote:You will definitely need a cooler, such as one of these. And if you keep it on your lap(don't they call it a laptop?) you really Need one, especially if you have it in bed with you, at night.
Thanks, I probably will get one although I do not like to keep it on my lap and I definitely do not sleep with computers. S1
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#33
ag Wrote:
John L Wrote:You will definitely need a cooler, such as one of these. And if you keep it on your lap(don't they call it a laptop?) you really Need one, especially if you have it in bed with you, at night.
Thanks, I probably will get one although I do not like to keep it on my lap and I definitely do not sleep with computers. S1

I was referring to people, who use their laptop in bed, on top of their comforter/spread/blanket. It blocks the heat dissipation, and overheats the CPU quickly.
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#34
John L Wrote:
ag Wrote:
John L Wrote:You will definitely need a cooler, such as one of these. And if you keep it on your lap(don't they call it a laptop?) you really Need one, especially if you have it in bed with you, at night.
Thanks, I probably will get one although I do not like to keep it on my lap and I definitely do not sleep with computers. S1

I was referring to people, who use their laptop in bed, on top of their comforter/spread/blanket. It blocks the heat dissipation, and overheats the CPU quickly.
I know, I just tried to joke.
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#35
Those coolers are a necessity when you have a laptop from HP. They tend to get quite warm.
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#36
PC World is listing here 21 Things 'They' Don’t Want You to Know. It's a interesting read, listing many of the things the 'higer ups' do not want the masses to know.
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#37
Here's the latest from Gizmo: Microsoft Offers Web-based Office Applications for Free
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#38
Here's another interesting article, from Gizmo's: Learn How to Use the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit) in One Easy Lesson
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#39
Get a Free Year's Licence for Returnil System Safe Pro
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#40
Here is PC World's list of The 20 Biggest Tech Failures of 2010. They are probably right, because about half of them I have never heard of before.
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