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

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 2 14:21:48 EDT 2010


--- On Wed, 6/2/10, Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com> wrote:

> From: Lori Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] on the lookout for a high-end 1600x900 display laptop
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
> Received: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 12:06 PM
> 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?
> 

Plus you can leave the compilation running while you are doing something else so the perceived performance is less of a drag.

Raul Suarez

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