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    Have you got 1!

    How many ict technicians, network managers have a laptop supplied to them from the school? or do we have to spend our own hard earned dosh?
    reason i ask is that i have asked for a laptop in the past but i was told that i dont NEED it?

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    I have 1, it's not cutting-edge but it's not rubbish either. Was given a laptop on my first day.

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    I don't have one, but there again why would I need one? I have a desktop that's mine, if I need a laptop I take one out of the pool I keep for staff. I don't do any work anywhere but at work so I don't see a need.

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    We both have macbook pros.

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    I have my own laptop from work, lovely bit of kit Lenovo 3000 V100 - 2GB RAM, extra battery, bought my own case for it though. My boss is about to order one for him through work as well.
    Don't do much work at home, but it still goes with me, handy for taking round the site as well should the need arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leco View Post
    I don't have one, but there again why would I need one? I have a desktop that's mine, if I need a laptop I take one out of the pool I keep for staff. I don't do any work anywhere but at work so I don't see a need.
    Ditto. I do use one sometimes to troubleshoot issues specific to laptop users - wifi connectivity, whiteboards and GPO restrictions, etc.

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    I have one - a lovely little MacBook

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    I got one, sits at home use logmein if i am away to work on the servers

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    I have one (MacBook Pro 17" 2.4Ghz c2d), but I'd actually say that I only really need it when I'm doing development stuff (which I do mostly at home) or setting up switches in cabs initially.

    It's nice to have, but I could live without it I reckon - so long as there was one around I could borrow for short periods occasionally. I'll probably opt for a higher power desktop and a small and light laptop next time I get equipment replaced.

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    Was offered one but turned it down as I donít need it.

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    I don't have a school laptop and I don't need one. I can't think what I'd use it for. I have one at home for home use, but that's different.

    Should the need arise, I could sign a school one out. But I've never had to do this.

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    All 3 of us have Dell D830 laptops here. Very useful for all sorts of stuff from setting up in assembly for playing a DVD, troubleshooting wireless problems, going away to the staff room to work if I need to get away from the phone ringing, all sorts of uses.

    Mike.

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    I grabbed an ancient (1997) one that was being retired a few years back...still runs fine for basic bits and bobs (Inspiron P3).

    I've also been offered an HP dualcore. My "main" rig is currently a handbuilt (overclocked to the max) Sempron64 3000+..underpowered for some stuff now though. I'd be tempted to turn the HP into my "main" machine, give this Sempron to a teacher, and keep my Inspiron for home..I've just kitted it out with an IDE-CF converter and an 8gb CF card for the sake of robustness and portability.

    I've also got 2 Ergo Ensis P4/2ghz laptops sat on the desk..ex LFT jobs. Bit battered, but useable. I call them "hot swap" systems..
    Last edited by Sirbendy; 13th October 2008 at 01:42 PM.

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    I have one, given it when they got the screen replaced....i'd much rather have a workstation.

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    Yep both got one here mainly as Technician uses his as his main PC due to space.

    I have one couldn't live with out to be honest...

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