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Posted March 09, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Ya mean there is something newer than Windows 95?


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 03:07 PM

Best advice.  My experience has been that a laptop does not last as long as a desktop mainly because it can't get rid of the heat like a desktop can.  You may want to look at the Google Chrome laptops.  I personally haven't used one but what I have been reading about them they are pretty nice.

For heat they have those fan platforms that you can buy for less than 20$. You set the laptop on the platform and the fans cool the laptop from the bottom.  If you use your laptop in the same spot all the time then it's not too inconvenient to use one. 


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 03:51 PM

For heat they have those fan platforms that you can buy for less than 20$. You set the laptop on the platform and the fans cool the laptop from the bottom.  If you use your laptop in the same spot all the time then it's not too inconvenient to use one. 

 

We have always had ours sitting on one of those cookie sheet cooling racks, sometimes in our laps, but then we make sure the vents are open.  Bought an ASUS laptop today.  Basic laptop with few frills.  The less I spent, the less I have to lose, plus the sales guy said he's owned a couple & they lasted very well compared to major brands.


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 04:44 PM

The wife has an ASUS desktop and has done well.  I can't remember how old it is but she has had it for a while.  It has win7 on it.  ASUS has been making mother board forever so I think they can make a computer.  You got that problem quickly resolved.  So how much memory and disk size? OS?

 

 

For heat they have those fan platforms that you can buy for less than 20$. You set the laptop on the platform and the fans cool the laptop from the bottom.  If you use your laptop in the same spot all the time then it's not too inconvenient to use one. 

I agree they help, but I think all that heat in a confined space and with the other components with in close proximity of each other it has to have a negative effect on the life of the laptop.  Although I do have to admit I have a Dell laptop that I bought in 2001 and still works (although slow) and was in use up to a couple of months ago.  I used it in the shop but then got a free desktop that was a bit faster,  plus the space key died.  Guess the dust and dirt got to it.



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Posted March 09, 2014 - 05:57 PM

The wife has an ASUS desktop and has done well.  I can't remember how old it is but she has had it for a while.  It has win7 on it.  ASUS has been making mother board forever so I think they can make a computer.  You got that problem quickly resolved.  So how much memory and disk size? OS?

 

  • Intel Celeron N2815 1.86GHz, up to 2.13GHz Burst Processor
  • 4GB System Memory (DDR3)
  • 500GB 5400RPM
  • 15.6" HD Display
  • SMDVDRW
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  • Full-size Chiclet keyboard
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  • Dimensions: 9.88"(L) x 14.96"(W) x 1.22"(D) (4.74lbs.)
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Posted March 09, 2014 - 10:06 PM

 

  • Intel Celeron N2815 1.86GHz, up to 2.13GHz Burst Processor
  • 4GB System Memory (DDR3)
  • 500GB 5400 RPM???????????????????  
  • 15.6" HD Display
  • SMDVDRW
  • Wireless 802.11n
  • UMA Intel HD Graphics
  • 1.0MP Webcam
  • Full-size Chiclet keyboard
  • Up to 2 hours and 52 minutes of battery life
  • Dimensions: 9.88"(L) x 14.96"(W) x 1.22"(D) (4.74lbs.)
  • Windows 8
  • 1 Year limited warranty
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$269 plus tax

 

 

Is that supposed to read 540 rpm? Does that mean it can run an external hard drive? Or is it a farm computer? Would a larger laptop have a 1000 rpm one?

 

If you meant to type 5400 rpm, does that mean it's 10x's more powerful than your Bush Hog?

 

On the Chiclet keyboard, do you have to hand letter replacement keys? Or are they lettered already and I never noticed?

 

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 05:20 AM

Is that supposed to read 540 rpm? Does that mean it can run an external hard drive? Or is it a farm computer? Would a larger laptop have a 1000 rpm one?

 

If you meant to type 5400 rpm, does that mean it's 10x's more powerful than your Bush Hog?

 

On the Chiclet keyboard, do you have to hand letter replacement keys? Or are they lettered already and I never noticed?

 

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About the chicklet keyboard. The important question is - spearmint or doublemint?

 

Congrats on the new laptop Daniel.



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 05:38 AM

Congrats on the laptop! Good luck with the Windows 8.



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 07:52 AM

Yup know the feeling, laptop bit the dust last week.  Had enough with laptops I never mobile the thing anymore so I got me a Lenovo all in one desktop with a 23" screen, now I can see things without a problem.  I like the new puter but Im not so sure about Win 8.1 yet.



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:03 AM

Win 8 seems fine to me, but then we won't be doing much on the laptop other than surfing the net & simple stuff.

  As to the Chiclet keys, I am missing several already.  Spearmint is yummy!  :smilewink:

 

You know Cat, you gave me an idea.....enlarge my JB dash & install a computer!  Post video's in real time!  :D


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:09 AM

Poor thing would be in for a wild ride !

 


 

You know Cat, you gave me an idea.....enlarge my JB dash & install a computer!  Post video's in real time!  :D

 

 


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:25 AM

Just have to make a camera mount for it, Daniel. Make sure it swings 360°!



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:11 AM

That is not a bad computer Daniel, especially at that price. :thumbs:






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