RE: Hardware requirements for a tech doc laptop?

Subject: RE: Hardware requirements for a tech doc laptop?
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -dot- Brierley -at- ipc -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 09:51:35 -0500

I wouldn't make a laptop my main tool for tech docs. But, if it were I'd

Dual display support and two 19-inch or larger displays (I still prefer
the crispness of CRTs over LCDs). A full-sized natural keyboard. A
trackball. Then the rest.

I would also not want to upgrade my OS, so I'd buy it with the OS I
planned to use for production for the next two years, by which time a
new work computer would be needed.



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Behalf Of Yves Barbion
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 7:07 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -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".

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