I am buying a new laptop

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danmpem

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Okay, okay. Now that I've had my little :soapbox: about Vista, I must confess that as an IT, I respect the way Vista allows high-end computer to accomplish so much more in a smaller amount of time. I must be at least somewhat critical of technology that I am a big fan of, as I must respect even the small aspects of software I despise.
 

2 Tim 4:2

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Okay, okay. Now that I've had my little :soapbox: about Vista, I must confess that as an IT, I respect the way Vista allows high-end computer to accomplish so much more in a smaller amount of time. I must be at least somewhat critical of technology that I am a big fan of, as I must respect even the small aspects of software I despise.
Just how does it do that?
 

jbergsing

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Vista's that bad huh? No experience with it here...
In my opinion, Vista is so irritating that I have been considering switching to Apple! I yearn for the leaks and garlics of XP.
I did make the switch and have never been happier with a computer! Imagine a world with no viruses, spyware, trojans, etc. where the OS is stable and reliable! What a wonderful world it is!
 

danmpem

Puritan Board Junior
Okay, okay. Now that I've had my little :soapbox: about Vista, I must confess that as an IT, I respect the way Vista allows high-end computer to accomplish so much more in a smaller amount of time. I must be at least somewhat critical of technology that I am a big fan of, as I must respect even the small aspects of software I despise.
Just how does it do that?
Vista was made to have better efficiency on the RAM + processor, but the catch is is that it has to be on a high-end computer. For example, if you took a computer with these specs: 3.0 GHz x2 64-bit, 4GB RAM, 512 MB Video Card, Vista could run processes faster on that system than XP could.
 

Eoghan

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Yeah, mine came with Vista Basic, but I upgraded.

...to XP.

An increasingly common solution. Here is one "technolawyer"'s experience:

TechnoLawyer Blog: Ross, Tell Us What You Really Think About Windows Vista
Yup I too heard that many manufacturers offer XP :lol:as an "upgrade" option to Windows Vista. I would caution re: battery life. If this is important to you dont but a laptop with AMD CPU's they appear to be heavier users of the power supply:think:
 

Gryphonette

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Oh dear! EXCELLENT point!

My computer's battery life is appalling. Maybe an hour?

But since it's no problem for me to keep it hooked up with the A/C adapter, Don shrugged off that particular downside. I don't haul it around...just use it here at my recliner or sofa. Sometimes I will take it into the kitchen for a recipe, but the battery's sufficient for that.

However, if you need long battery life, you'll certainly need to purchase a different battery for the Acer 3680.

Sorry I didn't think to mention that caveat! What a mercy Eoghan did.
 
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