Getting a fair deal?
jonathan at jkdwebmagic.com
Wed Aug 30 09:45:18 MDT 2006
On Wed, 30 Aug 2006, Stuart Jansen wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-08-30 at 08:17 -0600, Steve wrote:
>> I have been looking all over for a good quality laptop that's
>> affordable i.e < $800 and am coming up a little short.
> I splurged on my last laptop purchase and ever since then I've been glad
> I did. Maintaining multiple computers is too much work, even if you try
> to use as many net apps as possible. My laptop quickly became my primary
> computer, then my only computer. Although my laptop is two years old, it
> can still hold its own again many more modern machines. I plan to keep
> it for another year. Don't go crazy, but if you can afford to bump your
> price range up to ~ $2000 you'll be able to get a much better machine
> with a longer life.
I agree. My old "main computer" is now a Gentoo Linux box with a 300gb
hard drive in it. I use it to backup my MacBook Pro. I just bring my
computer home and it rsync's over the network. It was worth the money to
me because I can do everything I need to on it. MacOS X is built on Unix
so I run everything I need. I also have Parallels Desktop which allows me
to run XP, Linux, or whatever else I need in a virtual machine and XP runs
faster on my Mac than it ever did on my desktop. Granted, the hw specs
are much better also. I could probably talk about Macs and how amazing
they are all day but people would probably get mad. So I will stop while
I am ahead.
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