Intel has _just_ realased the Dothan series of mobile processers, so Intel's Centrino technology is great for battery life. They have processers as low as 1 GHz using like only 1.1 volts I believe, keeping it alive for much longer. And as long as he has a nice videocard (aka Nvidia or ATi 128 mb card) any new processer should be fine for FG. DO NOT get a normal pentium 4, unless the thing has one big a** fan; it WILL overheat VERY quickly. I speak from experience, our 2 GHz p4 laptop will shutdown from heat after 5 min of running FG. Dell and Toshiba, should be good quallity-wise, but Gateway and HP I've had (many) bad experiences with like defective products, trashy coustomer service, etc...
Hope this helps,
-Ethan>From: Christian Mayer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Reply-To: FlightGear developers discussions <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >To: FlightGear developers discussions <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Subject: Re: [Flightgear-devel] [OT] laptops >Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 00:06:44 +0200 >MIME-Version: 1.0 >Received: from baron.me.umn.edu ([220.127.116.11]) by mc6-f41.hotmail.com with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.6713); Mon, 10 May 2004 15:18:16 -0700 >Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1] helo=baron.me.umn.edu)by baron.me.umn.edu with esmtp (Exim 3.36 #1 (Debian))id 1BNJ68-0000l1-00; Mon, 10 May 2004 17:18:08 -0500 >Received: from natnoddy.rzone.de ([18.104.22.168])by baron.me.umn.edu with esmtp (Exim 3.36 #1 (Debian))id 1BNJ5t-0000ku-00for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; Mon, 10 May 2004 17:17:53 -0500 >Received: from ChristianMayer.de (p22.214.171.124.tisdip.tiscali.de[126.96.36.199])by post.webmailer.de (8.12.10/8.12.10) with ESMTP id i4AMHjec014214for <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>;Tue, 11 May 2004 00:17:49 +0200 (MEST) >X-Message-Info: P3NBY493gE4HY0WSm21bPf+hjszfTIEm >Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Organization: Christian Mayer Büro- und EDV-Systeme >User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE;rv:1.4) Gecko/20030619 Netscape/7.1 (ax) >X-Accept-Language: de,en >References: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >In-Reply-To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >X-BeenThere: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.4 >Precedence: list >List-Id: FlightGear developers discussions <flightgear-devel.flightgear.org> >List-Unsubscribe: <http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel>, <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >List-Archive: <http://mail.flightgear.org/pipermail/flightgear-devel> >List-Post: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >List-Help: <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >List-Subscribe: <http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel>, <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Errors-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >Return-Path: [EMAIL PROTECTED] >X-OriginalArrivalTime: 10 May 2004 22:18:19.0992 (UTC) FILETIME=[B32BE580:01C436DC] > >Jim Wilson schrieb: > >>I've been asked to recommend a laptop with long battery life for >>use on long >>trans continental airline flights. The user is word >>processing/spreadsheet >>oriented. > >Get an Centrino based laptop. > >Windows is fully supported and Linux is getting there (the WLAN >driver is in a useable beta stage) > >The brand (Acer, Dell, IBM, ...) doesn't really matter. Every major >player has high quality / high price modells as well as those with a >smaller price tag (and a not so good quality...) > >CU, >Christian > >PS: I'm writing this on an Acer Travelmate 800 series laptop - which >I'd buy again. It's high quality with a very reasonable price tag. >And performance (even with FlightGear) is great > > > >_______________________________________________ >Flightgear-devel mailing list >[EMAIL PROTECTED] >http://mail.flightgear.org/mailman/listinfo/flightgear-devel
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