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Originally Posted by Nick7269 View Post

Define moving it around. Are you gently moving it around carefully? Or are you running around jumping up and down, slapping it against door jams, and dropping it on the floor? smile.gif

Walking around with it up stairs and down, standing around and just moving around while standing out of misery while waiting for classes to start. Usually for about 10-15 minutes. Don't know how gentle it is, but definitely not jumping and running and stuff. Just mostly walking up and down.

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Originally Posted by TheGovernment View Post

Heck, I've dropped my old dell down a flight of stairs and it didn't even skip a beat!

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Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

Meanwhile, I use my dell sensibly, and the screen falls off.


Hahahaha! I notice the Dell screens are a bit wobbly. But their support is good, I have a friend who owns one and needed the screen and fan changed. They changed it with no questions asked.
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Originally Posted by Bitech View Post

No, not like an ipod. An iPod has flash memory and can fit in your pocket. Not the same as a laptop with a mechanical hard drive that you can only fit in your backpack Please get your facts straight.
Moving a laptop is fine as long as you don't shake it or drop it while it's on.

Yes I'm well aware of the size differences and well aware of the components within it. I can shake my machine all day and, despite my arms not enjoying this due to the weight, it'll work just fine while I do so.
   
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Originally Posted by Aparition View Post

You sir just need bigger pockets!
OP more laptops are also starting to use SSD's which have zero moving parts, so you could take it on a roller coaster with you if you so wanted. tongue.gif

Sadly, my Asus A53Z-AS61 came with a HDD. But I plan to add an SSD soon though, SSD prices are falling like rain!
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

Yes it's safe. About as safe as moving around with an iPod. tongue.gif
If the PC falls apart when you turn it over while it's on, you bought crappy laptop. wink.gif

Not quite as safe. The new iPods use flash storage. On the HDD-based iPods, I do believe disk failure is not unheard of.


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Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

Most laptop hdds have built in protection for falls, where if they start falling, the read head parks itself to prevent damage.

Laptops are sturdy, never had one fail on me due to falls or anything.

Haven't had a laptop fail on me instantly due to a fall but constant movement while in operation does wear down the HDD. Effects won't be immediate but the HDD is usually always the first part to fail particularly on a laptop.


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Originally Posted by vinton13 View Post

I'm relieved. I just bought a new Asus lappy a few months ago and today is the first time I moved it around a lot in school while it was on.

Suggestion, put the laptop in suspend when you close the lid. Not only will it keep your HDD safer, it also preserves battery life of your laptop. One good thing about ASUS, when I opened my laptop to upgrade to SSD, they had small pieces of foam surrounding the HDD which should help reduce vibration quite a bit and reduce wear on the HDD.
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I am enjoying how everyone is pointing out how wrong I am about the safety of a laptop. rolleyes.gif

Christ people, then replace the analogy with something that fits then since I'm SO wrong.
   
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Yes I'm well aware of the size differences and well aware of the components within it.
Yes, I'm well aware carrying around an ipod is no different than carrying a notebook, because I have 8 arms and backpack sized pockets on my pants.
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I can shake my machine all day and, despite my arms not enjoying this due to the weight, it'll work just fine while I do so.
I can walk around in public for the entire 16 hours that I'm awake and shake my machine for no apparent reason but to make people give me weird looks like I'm insane, and despite my arms not enjoying this and dropping my machine on the ground a couple of times, it'll still make functional noise and light up while I continue to act insane.
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I am enjoying how everyone is pointing out how wrong I am about the safety of a laptop. rolleyes.gif
Christ people, then replace the analogy with something that fits then since I'm SO wrong.
Yea, people actually enjoy themselves when 2 people disagree with them about something.
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Yes, I'm well aware carrying around an ipod is no different than carrying a notebook, because I have 8 arms and backpack sized pockets on my pants.
I can walk around in public for the entire 16 hours that I'm awake and shake my machine for no apparent reason but to make people give me weird looks like I'm insane, and despite my arms not enjoying this and dropping my machine on the ground a couple of times, it'll still make functional noise and light up while I continue to act insane.
Yea, people actually enjoy themselves when 2 people disagree with them about something.

Again, you missed the point entirely Mr. Troll.

Either you're trying your hardest to troll without any regard or you're just plain missing the point. At this point, I'd go for the latter of the two choices, because most trolls leave after one or two posts. tongue.gif
   
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I use a Macbook in school, and all I have to say is that the danger is most present, in your bag! When you forget its in there and just throw your bag in a corner is when the damage will happen. I have a memory foam case for my macbook, and its brilliant, I throw my bag down with no fear. I recommend you get a good case for it.
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Again, you missed the point entirely Mr. Troll.
Either you're trying your hardest to troll without any regard or you're just plain missing the point. At this point, I'd go for the latter of the two choices, because most trolls leave after one or two posts. tongue.gif

Again, you missed the point entirely Mr. Ego.
Either you're trying your hardest to defend your nonsensical analogy or you're just plain missing my use of devil's advocate. At this point, I'd go for both choices, because most people with huge egos are too ignorant and hard-headed to strive to better themselves through better communication through analogies that actually makes some sense and instead endlessly attempt to defend their past actions and ignore any attempt to improve and communicate your argument more effectively.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/devil%27s%20advocate?fromAsk=true&o=100074
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Again, you missed the point entirely Mr. Ego.
Either you're trying your hardest to defend your nonsensical analogy or you're just plain missing my use of devil's advocate. At this point, I'd go for both choices, because most people with huge egos are too ignorant and hard-headed to strive to better themselves through better communication through analogies that actually makes some sense and instead endlessly attempt to defend their past actions and ignore any attempt to improve and communicate your argument more effectively.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/devil%27s%20advocate?fromAsk=true&o=100074


I got the analogy no problem. Now perhaps he could have expounded on his point to differentiate between carrying/shaking and sharp impacts but why nitpick?
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i5-3570K@4.2 P8Z68-V GEN3 Diamond r9-280x Boost XFX Black Edition Double D R9-280X 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16 GB CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin ... OCZ Vertex 3 120 Gb WD Caviar Black 1TB WD Caviar Blue 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW ... Cooler Master 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium QNIX 2710 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Maxkeyboard Nighthawk x9 NZXT Hale82 750w  Corsair Carbide 400R Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
HIEN SOFT L Japan black | SAMURAI gaming mouse ... Creative SB X-Fi Titanium HD Sennheiser PC360 epson wf 3540 
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