Yeah, I've found laptops to be pretty rugged in design. My first
laptop I purchased in 1998 and I used it clear up until 2004 or so
when it was just too out of date to be practical any more. My next
laptop was an Averitech 6200 which I recently sold to my dad, and it
still works decently, but he upgraded it and now it works as good as
new. A bit old as far as laptops go, but is still mostly good enough
for day to day use. My current laptop is a Compaq 800 series notebook
which I purchased in 2008 and I figure it will last me for a few more
years yet. It runs Windows 7 just fine, and does everything I want it
to do. The dvd burner died a while back, but I sent it in, got it
serviced, and now it is as good as new.
On 5/3/10, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Hi Tom.
> 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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