What kind of laptop?
grail at goldweb.com.au
Wed Dec 4 01:07:24 EST 2002
> right now the apple laptops look like being perfect except for the
> massive price tag.
You get what you pay for. Consider too that the Titanium powerbook is
the only laptop that I know of that uses real metal for its metallic case.
Compaq and toshiba use silver/gunmetal painted plastic, which rubs off
on your palms, especially since they're sweating so much due to the heat
of the over powered processor ;)
Also note that you can safely use your Tibook on your lap, but a Pentium
III or 4 based laptop will give you burns in nasty places
The Tibook can also be equipped with built-in wireless, as opposed to
those tacky PC Card wireless things with the big dongles hanging out the
side (or antennae stuck all over your laptop making it look like a martian).
The new Tibook can also take advantage of Quartz Extreme (the inbuilt
video is based on a Radeon, which is min spec for QE) should you decide
to keep running Mac OS X 10.2 instead of switching to Linux.
I'm currently messing about with a rebadged Asus 2000 series laptop -
pentium 4, built in everything (10/100Mbps ethernet, 56k modem, sound
card, 2 PC Card slots, 2 USB, 2 firewire, IRdA. I don't think its
screen is quite as nice to look at as the Tibook's (or iBook's) screen.
Until I can afford a Tibook, I'm staying laptopless =(
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