[clug] Notebooks (again)

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Tue Dec 30 09:53:34 GMT 2003

On 30 Dec 2003, at 15:58, Steven Hanley wrote:

> It has 256 MB RAM, 30GB HD, 2.4GHz celery CPU, 14.1" 1024x768 screen, 
> intel
> i845 chipset AFAIR.

Be aware that most Dell laptops use shared memory for the video, which 
may or may not concern you.

> Of course I reccomend apple notebooks, qick to sleep and wake up, and a
> nice architecture and better battery life.

And don't forget the smooth lines with no corners or things to get 
tangled up in backpacks!  If you've read even one marketing blurb about 
the G4 PowerBook, it must have mentioned the smooth lines at least 
twice ;)  I wouldn't call the processor "slow" when you can edit movies 
and burn them to DVD on the spot. Sure, you won't be able to recompile 
the Linux PPC kernel inside 8 minutes, but is that really important?

"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to 
choose from"
     -- Andrew Tanenbaum

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