[dba-Tech] A new laptop

Jim Lawrence accessd at shaw.ca
Tue Jan 17 22:32:06 CST 2012

I was looking at a new laptop and this one is impressive.

It is probably the most powerful laptop available and it is priced quite
reasonability. It was priced less than $1000 around Christmas but it has
climbed in value since the latest model has been introduced.

I apologies if there is any errors in my memory of the stats but they are
pretty close.

The unit is the new Asus laptop. It comes with 12GB of RAM (up to 16GB),
750GB Hard drive and a slot for an extra 750 is required. It has 6 cores and
use the new Intel 7i CPU. If you are not completely impressed it has
additional 3GB of RAM for the video card and it gives a full high definition

It sports a special battery system which will allows the computer to run at
maximum performance for 2 to 3 hours without a wall connection and at 8 to 9
hours with regular use. To keep everything cool it has special cooling
configuration so it should never overheat. 

There is just about every port type available. It can easily run your home
flat screen whether by direct cabling or Wi-Fi. Note the Wi-Fi/NIC supports
10/100/1000. It has one of the best mini-camera available, excellent
built-in microphones and speaker system.

Other features are an instant on. When you turn it off/ close the screen it
saves the current setting and comes up in what ever state the system was
last at...instantly. It has a full warranty against any mishap like droppage
or even dumping a coffee on keyboard etc... one full year if purchased cash
and two full years if purchase via most major credit cards. 

In the computer store, where this was being sold (PCs, Macs and laptops,
desktops and servers), it was the most powerful unit available and that
includes computers at twice the price. No sissy pink, turquoise or white
colours for this baby just black or brushed steel.

Of course, this unit isn't for everyone. It can be used by serious gamers of
course but it is much more... serious programmers, system developer, graphic
specialists and animators will undoubtedly find this new offering

For a travelling systems person it is a dream come true... a full network
office away from home. :-)


PS No I do not have one but I can dream.           

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