Well bare in mind that I grew up carting laptops around in the days when it
wasn't uncommon for a machine to have a floppy drive and cd drive as well, a
full sized keyboard and a 15 inch screen, so my deffinitions of "slim line"
are rather different to other peoples ;D.
I'm currently using a toshiba I got in 2005. I'km not quite sure on ram etc,
but I've yet to find an application it won't run, and though it doesn't have
a dvd burner, it does have a very passable rewrite cd drive.
In fact the only thing about it I find a pain is that it only has 32 gb of
storage space, ---- which practically means I can't keep my entire music and
audio library on it, though i have got copies of all audio games.
I did look at net books for interests' sake as much as anything, and because
as far as past experience goes the operational life of a laptop I've found
tends to be roughly 7 years, and I am taking my laptop around to various
places, up and down the country on trains, to the Italian alps and even
crusing down the Nile in egypt.
I suspect whatever machine I buy next will simply be smaller, just by virtue
of being smaller, but I have no intention of skimping on features. Indeed,
probably the only feature I won't bother with is a screen, sinse I generally
find below 21 inches is my limit for visible screen size, ---- though of
course I don't really need the screen for all that much anyway.
Oh, and I hate! those mini keyboards with a pattion! I really don't think
they were made with touch typing in mind, ---- particularly not at the sort
of speed I tend to type at.
Beware the grue!
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