[kwlug-disc] new laptop time -- decisions, decisions ...

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Mar 10 16:36:05 EDT 2009


On Tue, 10 Mar 2009, unsolicited wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote, On 03/10/2009 11:36 AM:
> >   i was leaning towards this:
> >
> > http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834220492
> >
>
> - has fingerprint reader, bag. (Mouse.)
> - 0.4 faster CPU, if that matters.
> - has bluetooth, webcam
>
> > but then i found this:
> >
> > http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4187624&CatId=2289
> .
> .
> .
>
> - you will only connect USB peripherals? (keyboards, printers) [For any
> peripherals you don't just access over the net.]
> - SPDIF also means stereo plug if you use a headset? [pictures, not specs.,
> seem to indicate so.]
> - No bluetooth or webcam, if that's important to you.
>
> - eSata = GOOD! (Fast backups to external drives.)
>
>
> - if you want virtual, you might keep in mind Lori's comment to keep an eye
> out for V/VT processors.

  AFAICT, both CPUs come with Intel VT, so i'm safe there:

http://www.intel.com/products/processor_number/chart/core2duo.htm

rday
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