[dba-Tech] A new laptop

Martin Reid mwp.reid at qub.ac.uk
Wed Jan 18 02:38:14 CST 2012

This it


£1653 UK

Serious money


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Subject: Re: [dba-Tech] A new laptop

weight?  Screen size?  dimensions?


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Subject: [dba-Tech] A new laptop
From: "Jim Lawrence" <accessd at shaw.ca>
Date: Tue, January 17, 2012 9:32 pm
To: "'Discussion of Hardware and Software issues'"
<dba-tech at databaseadvisors.com>

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 video.

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 irresistible. 

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


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