I only have a laptop in the office

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Jan 1, 2007 3:29 pm

What do you think?  My office space is limited right now.  So I only have brought in a laptop (just starting out indy).  I have a very nice 21 inch flat screen monitor and nice dell box at home office that I COULD bring in here, but I kind of prefer the laptop.  This is a minor issue - and I have asked some long-term clients what they thought - but wanted to get your opinion on the matter.  Cause I like you.

Jan 1, 2007 5:02 pm

Why would you ask your clients?   Nobody cares about your computer.

Jan 1, 2007 6:26 pm

Why do you date men?

Jan 1, 2007 9:32 pm
anonymous:

Why would you ask your clients?   Nobody cares about your computer.


LOL

Jan 1, 2007 9:33 pm

My Inner Child:

Why do you date men?


Because my name is ManDate!  

Jan 2, 2007 12:15 pm

I think clients like a clean and sophisticated office.  Personally, I find a laptop a bit harder to work on.


I would get a big flat screen.


We still don't understand your handle.

Jan 2, 2007 1:23 pm

Keep the laptop, but invest in a docking station, wireless keyboard/mouse and larger screen for when you use it in the office.

Jan 3, 2007 11:21 pm

I use a laptop and added an additional flat screen LCD monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse.  This way you can use both screens at once.  I like it better than the docking station.  Plus, it looks cool having two monitors on your desk.

Jan 4, 2007 12:52 am
ManDate:

My Inner Child:

Why do you date men?


Because my name is ManDate!  



So are you a pitcher or a catcher?

Jan 4, 2007 12:53 am
Gone Indy:

I use a laptop and added an additional flat screen LCD monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse.  This way you can use both screens at once.  I like it better than the docking station.  Plus, it looks cool having two monitors on your desk.



I have exactly the same setup and I like it far more than using a docking station.  I do have a wired keyboard, however, because I don't like having to change the batteries all the time.  Having the two screens is very nice for productivity.

Jan 4, 2007 4:42 pm

I got the Dell XPS M2010   http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xps nbm2010?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19   which is like a laptop on steroids. The keyboard and the mouse are Bluetoothed, the screen is 20.1 inches diagonal and give a beauty of a picture. It burns cds and DVDs (good for copying docts and storing them) takes in SD cards too (along with floppy and jump drive, not a big deal, but it has come in handy. The processor and everything is in the base and the whole thing will fold down and I can carry it off if I go away for a extended time.


Another plus is that it has a battery, so it has it's own power backup built in. The keyboard has a built in rechargable battery.


Overall I love it, there are parts I don't like though, sometimes the bluetooth needs to wake up before the keyboard will work (same with the mouse). I can blooth my cell phone to the computer, but I haven't used that functionality.


Mr. A


Jan 4, 2007 4:44 pm

I guess the difference is that it works as a desktop, and has desktop power (I am under the impression that you give up power with a laptop.)


Mr.A

Jan 5, 2007 11:30 am

Mr. A,



   Your new XPS looks wild! It's about time dell stoped making pieces of crap. I wish you luck with your cool new toy!







P.S. Your right, I'm jealous

Jan 5, 2007 3:16 pm

Thanks,


I must say that this is the first piece of tech that I bought that has the heft of "REALITY'' to it. It's like it's a real tool, built solid and firm, not some shaped plastic "I'll break" POC that is too expensive.


Mr. A