I am buying a new laptop

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by 2 Tim 4:2, Mar 7, 2008.

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  1. danmpem

    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.
  2. 2 Tim 4:2

    2 Tim 4:2 Puritan Board Freshman

    Just how does it do that?
  3. jbergsing

    jbergsing Puritan Board Sophomore

    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!
  4. danmpem

    danmpem Puritan Board Junior

    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.
  5. Eoghan

    Eoghan Puritan Board Senior

    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:
  6. Gryphonette

    Gryphonette Moderator

    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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