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

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Wed Jun 2 12:06:27 EDT 2010


On Wed, 2010-06-02 at 11:20 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> 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.
> 
> rday
> 


Have you considered a stay-at-home compile machine with a VPN connection
instead of hot, heavy, battery-always-running-out laptop?
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