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    Notebooks Overthrow the Desktop

    Two reasons for this:

    1. You can't build a laptop yourself. You must buy it.

    2. They are still too expensive in comparison with desktops.
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    Re: Notebooks Overthrow the Desktop

    Originally posted by BipolarBill
    Two reasons for this:

    1. You can't build a laptop yourself. You must buy it.

    Good point

    2. They are still too expensive in comparison with desktops.
    D**N straight they are!


    Sometimes though I'D like to overthrow my desktop..from my roof!

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    There some nifty deals on notebooks nowadays.
    I want to get my wife one....maybe in 6 monthes....no make that 8.

    I still think that desktops are better. I love my notebook sure but it just does not have the expandablity of a desktop.
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    I like desktops better than laptops, but i don't hate them. i think that they are very help-full, i could sure use one my self. But the desktop is still more powerful than any laptop. some say that laptops are getting close to desktops, but they have not seen rare gaming computers or large data-base servers, they have only seen the "on the market" PCs like Dell and HP. I have a friend that got a laptop, and he stoped using his desktop. i think that if i was to get a laptop, i would use it for "on the go", but not at home where i could use my desktop. oh-well, to all his own... --_--

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    Actually, you'd be surprised what you'd use a laptop for. Ever play Madden on any console? My cousin threw together a small program and entered the data to track all incoming rookies over a period of five years to determine which were the best developers; seeing as how he has a huge tv, he could probably see the stats from his PC, but it's much easier with his laptop. I use it when playing final fantasy 9 because the strategy guide I have is worthless because it always references you to playonline.com. Plus, I spend all day at a computer since I run a web store; without a laptop, I'd be confined to my computer desk rather than being able to lounge wherever I want. You start to get inventive when you have a laptop simply because you can. Besides, there's a number of upgradeable parts in most laptops such as ram, hard drive, media drives, and in the near future the video processor.

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    actually in my laptop i can upgrade the cpu too.
    I actually opened it up and took it out.....has a zif socket...not soldered.
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    Fact is a Desktop will always be cheaper, easier to upgrade, and all the latest hardware will come to a desktop before a laptop

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    Another fact - a Desktop will also depreciate faster than a laptop...


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    Ah but you can find "desknote 's" over at www.pricewatch.com they are the hybred version of a notebook sans battery using desktop components and they are custom buildable ,,though they still cost more than standard desktops and less than most high end laptops
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    Notebook My Cyber....................... Jeepers

    LAP TOP ............ cos it goes on the top of yer lap..........

    Now the point was?

    Ohh Yeah "Ferk Em" they are tooooooooooo expensive.....

    Anyways "Only Flash Git's' use em.......... Not a 'Mans Comp"


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    Originally posted by j.m@talk21.com
    Not a 'Mans Comp"
    Ooooh...don't get me going.
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    I love my laptop. I can sit anywhere i want while surfing. When i need to get additional parts, i just plug them into the USB ports, or if i need to, ill install them in my crappy desktop, then access it over my wireless network.

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    hello all,

    laptops are trully handy when your into business, especially when you need your store prices concealed to you only, but then again the matter of fact that it is once again unaffordable!!!!
    i would like to have one!!! but can't! still no budget, so now am using my desktop, very trusty, ... and to think we mostly cant afford laptops but we can definitely afford upgrades on our desktops, how bizzare...

    oh well, time to start saving...

    Last edited by carlee; 07-30-2003 at 10:29 PM.

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    I wanna get a cheepo one... my needs for a computer on holiday are increasing... and i cant take my whole PC (stoopid luggage peeple will smash it up!)

    I sometimes need it in jobs and stuff

    None of my relatives / friends have a compooter... (well - one that i am allowed to install stuff on )

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    try www.pricewatch.com and www.bobjohnston.com as well as www.tigerdirect.com you should find something that is in the right price range
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