Re: Hardware requirements for a tech doc laptop?

Subject: Re: Hardware requirements for a tech doc laptop?
From: "Mike Starr" <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 02:51:31 -0600

In light of an exceptional tax refund, I just spec'd one out... it's horribly expensive and I haven't decided to pull the trigger just yet but it's definitely a dream machine for me:

Dell Latitude D820
Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 (2.33GHz)
Windows XP Professional
15.4" screen
160GB hard disk
512MB Nvidia graphics card
D/Port Advanced Port Replicator
Extra A/C adapter
3-year on-site service plan
3-year Gold technical support

and of course... Resource CD and REFERENCE GUIDE

It's definitely Vista-ready but I decided I'd rather stick with Windows XP for the time being.


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----- Original Message -----
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 13:06:56 +0100
From: "Yves Barbion" <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
Subject: Hardware requirements for a tech doc laptop?

Hi techwhirlers,

I'm about to buy some new laptop computers for my technical writing
activities. So I'll be using the typical tech writer's toolset: Adobe
Creative Suite + Adobe FrameMaker, WebWorks Publisher 9.x, XMetal, Madcap
Flare, AuthorIT etc.

What do you think I will need in terms of hardware (processor, RAM, ...)? Of
course, I'd like the laptops to be "Vista-ready".

Best regards


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