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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Jun 2 13:18:54 EDT 2010

Robert P. J. Day wrote, On 06/02/2010 8:51 AM:
>   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 normally keep my eyes open for open box/refurbished units since
> i've had excellent luck with those and saved quite a few dollars.  a
> few weeks ago, i ran across a nifty refurbed HP at staples:
>   * intel core i7
>   * 640GB 7200 rpm HD
>   * 6GB DDR3 RAM
>   * 1600x900 screen
>   * HDMI, eSATA
> for less than $900.  i agonized, finally went back yesterday and ...
> it had been sold two days before.  grrrrrrrrr.  (i'd even taken in a
> ubuntu CD and booted live and it worked fine.)
>   so ... if anyone around here happens across a deal like that, please
> let me know.  i'll go back to being patient and wait for another
> spectacular deal like that to come along.

Are you sure you need the 1600x900 24x7? e.g. When you're out and about?

Does it make any sense / is it at all useful to only gain that 
resolution on an external monitor when you're at your desk?

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