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I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!

 
Anonymous Coward
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01/25/2007 05:00 PM
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I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Since I bought my radio shack TRS "computer" in the early 80's then my Apple systems, then my IBM desktop PC's...I always hated being tied to a desk. I bought early laptops but they all kind of sucked and did not have neat features such as PCI expansion slots or large hard drives. Laptops even witin the past few years kind of sucked.

Now I am in heaven I just bought an Alienware laptop (dual core cpu/ with two 200 gig internal hard drives, a portable magma PCI chassis, and three attached (via usb 2.0) 400 gig hard drives. It has a blue ray DVD burner on it (50 gigabyte dvd's baby!).

When I shopped around for this killer lap most of the companies had really powerfull stuff out now, some beyond desktop performance levels.

All the freakin power will ever need that fits in a backpack.

I can now tell all my desktop systems to go to HELL! I hate you, always have!...go to ebay and rot you giant mess!

Free yourself people desktop rule is now over!!!!!WE BE FREE.

p.s.
I am posting this on my desktop system
Anonymous Coward
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01/25/2007 05:03 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
sad thing is,, you got ripped off

alienware is the biggest scam in computers///

$6000 for what?? junk


by the time you read this, your computer is already out of date


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01/25/2007 05:05 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
How is your new laptop with heavy video encoding or processing? I have yet to see one that can stand up to 4+ hours of video encoding. My last test was on a Mobile Pentium D laptop...not really a test, more like helping a friend.

They cant take the heat, and need to stay out of my kitchen.
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Laptops do rule, but there are alot of games like soldiers: heroes of WW2 that you cant play.
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01/25/2007 05:10 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
I got a stupid alienware. before I heard it was bought by the "ILLUMINATI DELL"...

j/k
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01/25/2007 05:11 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
I just bought a HP Pavillion with a 17" high res screen and all the whistles and bells. What is so cool about them now, is wireless. My wife was sending emails while we were driving down the highway. It is amazing how many people have open wireless networks you can use. LOL
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01/25/2007 05:21 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Alienware is overpriced but my company bought it as part of my contract(I get to keep when I quit). Video editing is my major work followed by audio (protools).Third I would say is photoshop type work.
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01/25/2007 05:25 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Do you find the Core Duo processor lives up to the hype ?

I expected great increase in overall speed when I replaced my old Dell laptop with a new Samsung top-of-range model but discovered that the hard drive cannot keep up with the rest of the system, creating a bottleneck in data transmission.

I could be wrong but that looks like the most plausible reason.
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01/25/2007 06:34 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
dual core is faster.

for drives my solution was to use the internal drive(s) for operating system and program functions and the connected usb external drives for data.

In theory I am getting data in and out at 200mps(usb 2.0). Another trick I do for my video editing is to have one of the externals handle audio and one for video...but that may even be limited by the bottlenck of the USB architecture. I am going to reconfirgure my external drives for RAID 0 and see if data speeds up
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01/25/2007 07:02 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
you fucked up by not buying this [link to www.apple.com]
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01/25/2007 07:06 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
What type of sound system you have?
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01/25/2007 07:08 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Spec wise sorry to say I configured something that will kick its butt. Read my specs for yourself
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
I bypass the sound system because of my music and editing needs:

[link to www.m-audio.com]
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01/25/2007 07:12 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Do you find the Core Duo processor lives up to the hype ?

I expected great increase in overall speed when I replaced my old Dell laptop with a new Samsung top-of-range model but discovered that the hard drive cannot keep up with the rest of the system, creating a bottleneck in data transmission.

I could be wrong but that looks like the most plausible reason.
 Quoting: Spot


You might have the battery conservation settings too conservative. The electric motor in the drive is what requires the most juice. I think your point is important - what's the point in a fast laptop computer if you don't enough juice to run the harddrive?
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01/25/2007 07:16 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
LMAO @ U all... Wait till you have to upgrade and find you need to buy a whole new comp HAHAHAHAHA...
Laptops suck ..
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01/25/2007 07:17 PM
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LMAO @ U all... Wait till you have to upgrade and find you need to buy a whole new comp HAHAHAHAHA...
Laptops suck ..
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Not to mention that they cost twice as much for half the power with a tiny dim screen.
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01/25/2007 07:18 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
a sub $400 black friday laptop is nice to be able to surf the net in bed, but a desktop is where it's at!

Core 2 duo E6400 @ 3.2 GHZ
2 GB G.SKILL HZ DDR2 RAM
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Creative x-fi xtrememusic audio
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01/25/2007 07:18 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Wait till you drop it you might as well thrown your wallet out the window.
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01/25/2007 07:26 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
[link to techreport.com]

The perfect computer or laptop for me would not even have noticeable data bottlenecks by using solid-state ram technology.

A solid-state ram drive contains no real moving parts such as a disk platter spinning or waiting to spin. I can vision this being a great leap in technology when we can get terabye of info on a chip the size of a CPU then its on for real!
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01/25/2007 07:32 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
118161

its called insurance (my company pays this bill)
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01/25/2007 07:37 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Thats true.
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
generic stuff!
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01/25/2007 08:01 PM
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98138

Anything that does not use a quantum or atomic processor is in fact "generic", doing the best I can unil those things come out around 2012!
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01/25/2007 08:32 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Only a bonehead runs a laptop off of battery.

Whats so hard about plugging the thing in?
Caligulas

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01/25/2007 08:44 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
My desktop computer:(total price 800 lions=275 $)
Asrock motherboard with 2 PCI
AMD 1.83 GHZ Athlon XP
1 GB ddRam
160 GB Western Digital harddisk (Maxtor sucks)
Geforce FX 5200 128 Mb Ram
Silicon Graphics display 20 inch made in 1997
Web cam,dvd -writer LG, floppy, TV tuner

And this machine is a new one,I bought it on pieces second-hand in september ,because my girlfried needed a computer (the first..) and I made out of my old one:Athlon 1 Ghz with 512 SDRAM and 40 GB WD HD + 300 lions (125 $) for video card ,boxes ,floppy ,case ,etc

The previous machine was perfect for rulling the world! 5a
I will go to the end,wherever and whatever that end might be
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01/25/2007 08:48 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
It'll get smashed one day, just wait.
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01/25/2007 08:51 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
laugh
I just bought a HP Pavillion with a 17" high res screen and all the whistles and bells. What is so cool about them now, is wireless. My wife was sending emails while we were driving down the highway. It is amazing how many people have open wireless networks you can use. LOL
 Quoting: PACNWguy


Please tell me you're joking or you were driving in some free wi-fi zone.
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01/25/2007 08:53 PM
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Re: I will never buy a desktop computer again: Laptops now Rule!
Bought 10 desktops (including an Apple G3) for 10 bucks each.

They all work fine.

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