Re: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)

Subject: Re: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)
From: "Lech Rzedzicki" <xchaotic -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Hemstreet, Deborah" <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 14:11:31 +0100

7200rpm drives do not make that much of a difference, unless you're
multitasking heavily, or process big photoshop files.
Still I'd say go for it - the price difference isn't too big, usually
you get a smaller 7200rpm for the price of a bigger 5400rm.
You're not likely to use 250GB straight away, so go for smaller 7200rpm.

Pay the most attention to the type of screen you choose - buy the most
expensive you can, probably non-glossy one for office work, and dial
down the brightness.

Truth being told, you're not very likely to max out capabilities of
modern laptops using Office, but go for Core 2 Duo processor anyway -
they're the best now.

Buy 2GB RAM - it's dirt cheap, but 4GB won't work under XP.

You might want XP Pro however, instead of Home, one major difference
is you can remotely log in to your computer from other locations.

As far as Dell goes, probably the Vostro line is for you.

Buy a small one - 15" and connect a big monitor and a comfortable
keyboard/mouse at home, if you want convienience, buy a docking
station for that.

Lech

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 1:44 PM, Hemstreet, Deborah
<DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I have a question about laptops and was wanting some advice.
>
> I do work from home, requiring MS Office applications, Adobe Acrobat,
> and graphics, sometimes HTML as well.
>
> My current laptop is slowing going the way of old laptops.
>
> I do not WANT Vista... And know I want a DELL.
>
> Questions:
>
> Does anyone know the difference between a Vostro and Latitude?
>
> Would you think that the default graphics card provided with Dell
> laptops is good enough for my needs, or do I need an upgrade?
>
> Does a 720 rpm hard drive make that much of a difference.
>
> Maybe this is offtopic, but maybe not, since we all of us who work from
> home need to buy our own supplies.
>
> I have until June 16 to be able to buy a Dell with Windows XP (Home
> Edition) (a system admin said not much diff between XP home vs XP
> Office)...
>
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice
>
> Deborah
>
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