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Laptop suggestions

Floyd

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Feb 19, 2006
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www.ro50pc.net
Let me start by saying, "I am not a laptop guy". I don't really like them. I like my large ergonomic natural keyboard.

But alas...I'm tired of writing the required record keeping of the day's events in a journal and then transferring them to my desktop computer when I get home. I'm usually tired after a long 14 hour day and I"ll often go weeks without entering the records in. That leads to errors, ommissions and hair pulling.

I'm looking for a reliable, sturdy, lightweight, functional laptop that will ride well on the seat of a dusty pickup truck. Wifi capabilities would be nice. About the most demanding program that would be installed would be Excel or Word. Gameplay is not a consideration. I'm thinking that something around the $500 mark would suffice.

Any suggestions?
 

Olivier

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Spoiler!
 
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fiftyone

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Keyboard layout is important.

I like Asus, I say that because I'm going to need a laptop later in the year, so I've been keeping an eye on the market.

Intel/Nvidia for me.
 

Blockbot

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I know a computer that is about 10k norwegians. think its 1.5k americans, it is suppose to be water cooled. and therfore its 100 sealed from the outer world...

I'll see if I can find it.
 
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Floyd

FNG / Fresh Meat
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Thanks, Olivier, but I don't need anything quite that rugged. ;)

Something with perhaps a spillproof keyboard and an aluminum body with a shock protected HD would suffice, I'm sure. And it doesn't really have to be robust, per se. Its not going to be running anything really taxing.
 
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