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    What laptop do you use at work?

    Just wondering what kit you guys have been issued with as a techy at school/work.

    When I arrived there was a new Dell Latitude D510 with 60GB HDD + 512MB RAM.

    Im now wanting a new laptop and give my perfectly fine laptop to a teacher. I figure that rather then getting a new laptop for a teacher that hardly ever hits 30% CPU usage with office and IE I figure the money would be better spent on a faster 1 for myself.

    I run VM's all the while, testing - burning - encyripting etc so I'd like a Dell Precisionā„¢ M65 but its tallying up at Ā£1200! - We may get it for Ā£900ish as we get alot of good deals via them.

    So what do you guys use and mainly for what?

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    We don't get given laptops here.

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    I got rid of my laptop & replaced it with a 3ghz P4 HT DELL Precision tower system with 1gb memory, mirrored HDD and a 19" TFT screen 2 years ago. I have a UMPC to take with me (new toy!) if I go walk-about.

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    Jesus!!!1 A techys tool is a laptop + various other things..

    I'd put in for a laptop and say its a vital tool. When networkin, perfect for plugging in n testing the point etc etc.

    Well keep posting..

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    3yo Inspiron 8600 here. Runs Vista with Aero fine on an extrenal monitor at 1024x768 but stuggles at the laptops 1920x1200.

    Fab laptop still well spec'ed now - Centrino 1.7GHz / 1GB RAM / 80Gb HDD / DVDRW / bluetooth plus the lush high res screen

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    Sorry about the topic title...

    late night last nite Quakeing

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    Just retired my 3 month old HP nx7400 (1GB RAM, 120GB HD, Core2 Duo) for a MacBook Pro (2GB RAM, 160GB HD, Core 2 Duo) running parallels. Nice

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    Toshiba portege M200 tablet PC. Also bought the *very* nice docking station and seperate monitor. Upgraded to 1GB Ram, although it's getting a bit slow recently, so i might have to up that.

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    I've got an Acer Aspire 1362LMi

    Looked like a good deal 2 years ago, but it won't take vista so I can't look at it yet.

    Sempron 2800+
    2Gb Ram
    15.0" TFT LCD
    Nvidia Geforce FX Go 5200 - reason vista won't give me pretty graphics
    60 Gb Hdd
    DVD + - RW
    802.11 b/g wireless

    does everything else I need it to do but i'm hoping to get a new one that'll take vista, something like a sony vaio.

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    @dezt

    Nvidia Geforce FX Go 5200 - reason vista won't give me pretty graphics
    You don't say what video memory you card has but my Inspiron 8600 has that video card and can run Aero
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    I struggled to get one here and it was only after a change of ICT Co-ordinator that I got one.

    I have an Ergo Microlite 400 I think it was allthough models have changed slightly.

    Ben

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    @sysman

    64Mb, according to the vista upgrade advisor it won't work, i'll have to give it a try.

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    Core 2 Duo linux box here for running vms and a xp workstation vm.

    Most the time, I just shell into it from my aging T23.

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    I have a dual core Sony Vaio. The x-black screen is incredible!

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    re: What laptop do you use at work?

    i don't even have my own dedicated pc i do most my work on the servers them selves rather than sit in a classroom! i do have a kubuntu box set up but its not plugged in at the moment as i don't have any room for anything in little office!

    so you should all find your selves lucky the view out of my window is nice though!

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