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DNK
07-01-2012, 08:57 PM
When I move,all my computer stuff will be in storage.
So, I'll need to get a new means of communicating.
Do you suggest a
A. Notebook
B. a Laptop
c. A Tablet

Will need to be on the internet, able to do PDF's, email.
You know,work stuff

Gliderman8
07-01-2012, 09:37 PM
When I move,all my computer stuff will be in storage.
So, I'll need to get a new means of communicating.


Get a set of these....

DNK
07-01-2012, 10:00 PM
:lol: :nonono:

JodyFKerr
07-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Laptop.

Tablets are fine for casual use, but not good for any real typing.

aeronca65t
07-02-2012, 04:59 AM
If it's more temporary situation, a netbook is great.

I have one of ~These~ (https://www.amazon.com/Acer-AOD270-1410-10-1-Inch-Netbook-Espresso/dp/B006ITMC7Q/ref=pd_cp_pc_3), which is great for traveling. A little tight for my fat fingers, but very handy.

If this is more of a long-term deal, then I'd agree with Jody and get a full size laptop (typing will be easier).
I have a regular-size (15") Dell laptop for most of my work stuff plus some home useage.

DrEntropy
07-02-2012, 05:06 AM
Ive an Asus Eee. Similar to the Acer, good for "on the go". I'll agree with the other guys: laptop for ease of typing, larger screen.

JPSmit
07-02-2012, 07:59 AM
Laptop - the prices are very good too.

DNK
07-02-2012, 08:16 AM
So Laptop it is, any recommendations?

JPSmit
07-02-2012, 08:30 AM
So Laptop it is, any recommendations?

whatever is available at Best Buy. by now the amount of RAM and memory is huge regardless. I bought a Lenovo (used to be IBM before they sold it offshore) but they are all pretty much the same and the competition is pretty fierce.

Mickey Richaud
07-02-2012, 08:34 AM
So Laptop it is, any recommendations?

whatever is available at Best Buy. by now the amount of RAM and memory is huge regardless. I bought a Lenovo (used to be IBM before they sold it offshore) but they are all pretty much the same and the competition is pretty fierce. :iagree:

Ditto. You can drive yourself mad comparing them.

For what it's worth, though, the Toshiba I've had for a few years is still working great - never a hiccup at all.

DNK
07-02-2012, 08:37 AM
I hate it when I get the hiccups
But I digress. :thumbsup:
Thanks Mick

Mickey Richaud
07-02-2012, 08:38 AM
Wow - hijacked your own thread!

DNK
07-02-2012, 08:49 AM
Like I've said.
Don't sleep much anymore

JodyFKerr
07-02-2012, 11:08 AM
Tigerdirect.com is where we shop.

We've had a great string of Acer laptops from there all in the 350.00 range.

aerog
07-02-2012, 12:00 PM
Small laptop gets my vote. I have a 12" Toshiba I've had for years. Getting old now but it's been virtually perfect. Also bought a 14" Dell E5400 for a couple of years now that I use in the airplane. Usually I only get a couple of years out of a laptop in that environment but this one looks and works like-new.

A tablet will get the job done. If you don't want to go the iPad route, a Motorola XOOM will run about $365. They work great for email and web use, on top of a ton of other things - I absolutely detest touch-screens of all kinds so if I were limited to a tablet I'd look at an external <span style="font-style: italic">real</span> keyboard.

SilentUnicorn
07-02-2012, 01:18 PM
I have had good luck with HP's.

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DrEntropy
07-02-2012, 02:05 PM
I'll champion the Toshibas. They just WORK.

TR6BILL
07-02-2012, 05:41 PM
I hate it when I get the hiccups
But I digress. :thumbsup:
Thanks Mick

My cure for hiccups is swallow a teaspoon of dry sugar. Works every time.

That said, depending on the distance, two cans and a string works well.

DNK
07-02-2012, 05:53 PM
You know...
I bet we have more smart a$$es per member here than any other forum
Present company not included,of course

Gliderman8
07-02-2012, 05:59 PM
And where do you think we learned? :smirk:

DNK
07-02-2012, 06:01 PM
Doc?

Gliderman8
07-02-2012, 06:02 PM
Doc?

You got the first TWO letters right... see if you can come up with the correct third letter :jester:

DNK
07-02-2012, 06:03 PM
:madder:

DrEntropy
07-03-2012, 05:48 AM
:winner1:

PAUL161
07-03-2012, 07:35 AM
The wife bought one of these for traveling and loves it! Key board has fairly normal size keys making typing easy. 10" screen and Windows 7 lite. Really nice little computer. Not cheap, cheap at over $400.00, but amazing how much it will do for it's size. You need a separate USB DVD player though, not enough room for a built in. PJ
Toshiba Mini,
https://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/PJ161/get-1.jpg (https://s816.photobucket.com/albums/zz87/PJ161/?action=view&amp;current=get-1.jpg)

GBRandy
07-03-2012, 08:20 AM
An entry level Dell laptop will cover 90% of what most folks need.

I have 5 of the laptops, 14 workstations and several HP products here at work.

A 15" screen is adequate and, if you so desire, a remote keyboard and mouse are cheap.

2.3 GHz processor, 2 gig of ram, 250 gig hard drive and basics from there

AVG ant Virus software (free) and you are on your way $499

https://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/c...late5520blct551 (https://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=blct551&amp;c=us&amp;l=en&amp;s=bsd&amp;cs=04&amp;model _id=latitude-e5520&amp;cid=pd_usbsdlate5520blct551)

Of course you could buy a nice 15" MacBook Pro if you like apple. A similarly equipped unit, albeit with the ew Retina display starts at $1799.

https://store.apple.com/us/configure/MD103LL/A

Now I have the hiccups :frown:

DNK
07-03-2012, 09:20 AM
Randy- Was a Dell guy for quite a while until I had to start fixing them
Their proprietary parts are way to expensive.
Thanks,
I do like AVG though.

GBRandy
07-03-2012, 10:58 AM
I quit repairing them awhile ago. Buy the entry level and run it until it hiccups....then toss it and start again. At $500 acquisition cost, there is little that is cost effective to repair.

Sadly, what was once a high and mighty "Personal Computer" is really nothing more than just another appliance.....

DrEntropy
07-03-2012, 11:49 AM
I quit repairing them awhile ago. Buy the entry level and run it until it hiccups....then toss it and start again. At $500 acquisition cost, there is little that is cost effective to repair.

Sadly, what was once a high and mighty "Personal Computer" is <span style="font-weight: bold">really nothing more than just another appliance</span>.....

More truth to that every day.