[kwlug-disc] on the lookout for a high-end 1600x900 display laptop

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Jun 2 11:20:53 EDT 2010

On Wed, 2 Jun 2010, Richard Weait wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> >
> >  i desperately need to upgrade my laptop at this point -- mostly for
> > display resolution and horsepower.  i spend a lot of time editing and
> > compiling and my current laptop is really dragging.
> I can't help you with the resolution to the resolution problem.
> Is the performance problem disk, cpu or memory, mostly?  I have a
> neat get-out-of-jail-free if you are disk-bound.

  no, not disk bound.  my current system has 4G RAM and when i'm
compiling something like OE, there's very little disk activity.  it's
all the CPU just grinding away.

  i'm really miffed with myself that i didn't snap up the laptop at
staples when i had the chance.



Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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