[rescue] non-Intel laptop for general use?
ethan at 757tech.net
Tue Oct 30 08:22:07 CDT 2007
> Of course the price/durability ratio is an issue, & yes, an Intel
> solution may be cheaper, but I am willing to pay a bit more if the
> engineering is clearly solid. Here again I figured that soliciting
> for opinions here would clear up any ambiguity on whether supporting
> something other than the gigantic Intel machine is merely a romantic
> notion. :-)
Anything non-modern and non-intel is likely to be ballbreaking, slow and
have a very short battery life. Modern notebooks like the Macbook can run
4 hours on a charge...
Even though the case is a bit flimsy, and Apple SUCKS for charging extra
for black, the Macbooks are not bad.
If I was out for a new-used laptop, I think I'd have me a thinkpad x
series table or notebook. X40/X41/X60/X61
If I recall, the IBM RS/6000 thinkpad was like $19,000 new. Tadpoles and
Sun notebooks/laptops/nutcrushers were like $12,000-18,000 new?
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