I only have a laptop in the office
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.
[quote=anonymous]Why would you ask your clients? Nobody cares about your computer.[/quote]
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.
Keep the laptop, but invest in a docking station, wireless keyboard/mouse and larger screen for when you use it in the office.
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.
[quote=My Inner Child]Why do you date men? [/quote]
Because my name is ManDate![/quote]
So are you a pitcher or a catcher?
[quote=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.[/quote]
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.
I got the Dell XPS M2010 http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xps nb_m2010?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.
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.)
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
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.