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Say what you want about it. It'll still suck as a laptop. I'm JUST SAYIN'! Ask yourself, do you draw in CAD at the beach? or at Starbucks? no? then get a real rig!
All that stuff can be done in the library, classroom, or a friends place. I really do see your point about not needing a monster...

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Get the laptop but you definitely do not need 4GB of RAM. That is a waste.
Heh... Pro|Engineer can eat all 4GB in a heart beat.
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post #12 of 31
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What about this one?

Thinkpad T61:

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Nevermind ;e
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having a desktop and laptop has proven very useful during my school years. I cant imagine what it would be like to just have one. When I'm programming I often get both of them running two screens, creating a quad screen hemisphere around me. Its pretty snazzy
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having a desktop and laptop has proven very useful during my school years. I cant imagine what it would be like to just have one. When I'm programming I often get both of them running two screens, creating a quad screen hemisphere around me. Its pretty snazzy
I agree 100%
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I cannot see using a laptop, I have worked in IT departments and have seem so many laptops that have components that, if it were a desktop, could be replaced in ten minutes, but have to be thrown out. I have a friend who bought an alienware "laptop" a few years ago, and wishes he bought a desktop instead, for the price, you can get a lot more, plus you can upgrade it, put new fans in if the old ones break, put in a new hard drive if the old one dies or is not enough.

Give it about 2 years, when you laptop is severely outdated, you have no place to upgrade, and you realize your folly.

My recomendation is obvious, no laptop, or buy a cheap $200-$300 laptop Pentium 4 (or AMD equivalent) maybe a Toshiba with an fx or 6 series GPU (they are very nice, easy to work on, and reliable), on second thought, that might be your best bet. By the time it is truly outdated, you won't miss it because your desktop is so upgraded. If you want to you an just buy another cheapo laptop.

Buy the laptop off Ebay, you can get good used ones there.
    
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I cannot see using a laptop, I have worked in IT departments and have seem so many laptops that have components that, if it were a desktop, could be replaced in ten minutes, but have to be thrown out. I have a friend who bought an alienware "laptop" a few years ago, and wishes he bought a desktop instead, for the price, you can get a lot more, plus you can upgrade it, put new fans in if the old ones break, put in a new hard drive if the old one dies or is not enough.

Give it about 2 years, when you laptop is severely outdated, you have no place to upgrade, and you realize your folly.

My recomendation is obvious, no laptop, or buy a cheap $200-$300 laptop Pentium 4 (or AMD equivalent) maybe a Toshiba with an fx or 6 series GPU (they are very nice, easy to work on, and reliable), on second thought, that might be your best bet. By the time it is truly outdated, you won't miss it because your desktop is so upgraded. If you want to you an just buy another cheapo laptop.

Buy the laptop off Ebay, you can get good used ones there.
Heh... You sir, have never used a Thinpad. My mom is still using her 600E (6 years old!), I still have my T21 (3 years old) and they are all still running strong. My dads T60p (1.5 years old) is running great as well.

Thinkpads don't break... The notebook will outlast its useful life. Meaning it will physically work (very well) even after it is to slow to be useful.
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Your rigt thinkpads don't break.

I say go with the first laptop since youwant to do video rendering.

Your current video card probablly doesn't do PRO video rendering too well.

SO that laptop seems like a good deal
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I cannot see using a laptop, I have worked in IT departments and have seem so many laptops that have components that, if it were a desktop, could be replaced in ten minutes, but have to be thrown out. I have a friend who bought an alienware "laptop" a few years ago, and wishes he bought a desktop instead, for the price, you can get a lot more, plus you can upgrade it, put new fans in if the old ones break, put in a new hard drive if the old one dies or is not enough.

Give it about 2 years, when you laptop is severely outdated, you have no place to upgrade, and you realize your folly.

My recomendation is obvious, no laptop, or buy a cheap $200-$300 laptop Pentium 4 (or AMD equivalent) maybe a Toshiba with an fx or 6 series GPU (they are very nice, easy to work on, and reliable), on second thought, that might be your best bet. By the time it is truly outdated, you won't miss it because your desktop is so upgraded. If you want to you an just buy another cheapo laptop.

Buy the laptop off Ebay, you can get good used ones there.
I have a laptop here at home that is going on 2 years now and it is still very active. My mom and sister use it all the time, and i even use it at times. Not only that but this thing was old when we got it, so that 2 years thing is BS.

I say for a laptop dude, i'm sure that would help out for school.
Although i don't understand why you would want to do CAD and on a laptop...

I also say don't go for a gamer laptop, just get a powerful laptop, maybe throw in a decent GPU if u have the cash. Maybe.

Laptops are fun :] Bringing Jackass 2 and Season 2 of House MD to school is fun :] Not to mention playing HL1 in spanish!
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Your rigt thinkpads don't break.

I say go with the first laptop since youwant to do video rendering.

Your current video card probablly doesn't do PRO video rendering too well.

SO that laptop seems like a good deal
No video rendering. It is all math calculations and what not. All on the processor.

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I have a laptop here at home that is going on 2 years now and it is still very active. My mom and sister use it all the time, and i even use it at times. Not only that but this thing was old when we got it, so that 2 years thing is BS.

I say for a laptop dude, i'm sure that would help out for school.
Although i don't understand why you would want to do CAD and on a laptop...

I also say don't go for a gamer laptop, just get a powerful laptop, maybe throw in a decent GPU if u have the cash. Maybe.

Laptops are fun :] Bringing Jackass 2 and Season 2 of House MD to school is fun :] Not to mention playing HL1 in spanish!
I agree. I am the kind of guy that likes to have the best... But I think I will just go with the T61 toned down. Or perhaps a Dell Latitude D630. That comes with a 8400M...
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