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Laptop Quest - Alobar Greywalker: Magickal Record (aka Frater PVN, LA-BAJ-AL)
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Laptop Quest
        I have no significant cash but I hope to make money between Yule and Mardi Gras.

       While I would love a REAL apartment, my laptop is a higher priority.

       My keyboard is crumbling.  I could buy an external keyboard but my desk real estate is limited.  So I am beginning to go on a quest.

       No idea of rands or prices.

       MUST be a Windows machine.

       I need a laptop with the largest screen possible.

       I want huge memory.

       I want a huge-ass hard drive.

        I want a really fast processor.

       I want a battery which will last HOURS, not 45 minutes.

       I wan a security device for chaining the laptop to my table at work.

       And, of course,  want it affordable.

       Back in 1984 I paid over $4,000 for the first IBM-PC. 64K of memory, 2-360K floppies.  Compared to that, anything is affordable.

       No idea of my budget as of yet but $1,000 would be nice.
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lassiter From: lassiter Date: December 12th, 2014 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

I need a laptop with the largest screen possible.

I want huge memory.

I want a huge-ass hard drive.

I want a really fast processor.


All those make it much less likely that you'll be able to have long battry life between recharging, unfortunately.
alobar From: alobar Date: December 12th, 2014 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if I can find an affordable rechargeable external battery pack or UPS that weighs less than 10 pounds?

Edited at 2014-12-12 10:15 pm (UTC)
brockulfsen From: brockulfsen Date: December 13th, 2014 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Definitely worth looking at external power units, there are some beasts out there now and 10 pounds will buy a lot of time. New-ish laptops can charge off a USB cable, older ones you need an appropriate voltage on the battery to drive them, or a DC to DC converter like a car charger.
brockulfsen From: brockulfsen Date: December 13th, 2014 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)
There are some good reconditioned laptop retailers out there. My current beast is a nice chunky 6 year old HP I bought in August for under $300 Australian.
philos_arbiter From: philos_arbiter Date: December 26th, 2014 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just sent you an Email about my recommendations for a Laptop to meet your needs...
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