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

Subject: Re: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 10:40:52 -0700 (PDT)

> 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)...

I would get XP Professional if you can. Some nice additional features, and everything works with it.

Dell owns Alienware, and Alienware makes gaming-friendly laptops, which means quality graphics and screens. That gets you Dell's service contract with better hardware.

Consider Lenovo and Asus for barebones laptops, and adding hardware as you need it.

I would definitely get the 7200 rpm drive, or an SSD if they offer it economically.
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