Laptop limitations?

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  1. cec

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    As has been said, the docking station is just for convenience and extra ports. I have one at work, since my office pc is my laptop. When I am in the office, I have a full-sized monitor, a full-sized keyboard with 10-key pad on the right (essential for a CPA ;) ), a printer, and a mouse, as well as the ethernet connection to the office network. All of these are connected to the dock at all times, so there's no plugging and unplugging of cords. When I am ready to go to a client's office or on a trip, I press one button and the laptop pops away from the dock, ready to tuck into its case. When I come back to the office, the laptop snaps into the dock and everything is connected again.
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    My company, that I work for, has gone the route of lap tops instead of pc's. With a docking station they easily connect to all sorts of devices and it is mobile.
    With the docking station they also have keyboards or can use the lap top keyboard and full size monitor.
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    we have a laptop now & james has taken it over.:p (james & troy are both gamers...:rolleyes: )

    1 thing i absolutely HATE about "my" laptop.... is the sensitivity of the keyboard.
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    I learned our school district had a warehouse where old, or unused property was for sale once a week. Soooo, I hustled over there and bought a laptop for $200 bucks. Not the best for heavy use, but they had scrubbed the HD, reinstalled Win. 2000 and it came in the original box with WiFi card, battery charger, etc. everything that came with it new. Our son scrubbed it again and installed Win XP. The wife and I have our own PCs, email, etc. The LT travels with us for use in Mo/Hotels and libraries. The LT has all my documents, pics and "stuff". Just ordered an updated WiFi card from newegg, best price search for $19.99. When this one blows up I'll hustle over again.
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    SoMo, I didn't know you were a CPA! My wife is in the process of taking the CPA exams right now. It's pretty rough.

    (Sorry, not meaning to thread-jack.)
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    I don't think Crp will hold a little thread drift against us. ;)

    Yeah, I'm a CPA in public practice, gearing up for the busy season. I'm sure glad I don't have to take the CPA exam again! :eek: We have three young accountants in our office who have been taking parts of the exam. How many parts has your wife taken so far? Does she have any conditional credit yet?
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    Heck, I'm usually the one who causes the drift. :D
  9. Hmmmm, accounting requires using math all the time, right SoMo? What a horrible thought! :eek: :D ;) :p
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    Nah, we have calculators for that. ;)
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    Crp, get her to Best Buy, Circuit City, or the like, and let her shop; once she's decided wht she wants, hit the Web, and buy it, and save some money, as well.
    Weak points to consider, are the hinge being the interface, and also the most fragile part of a laptop, slower hard drive 5800 vs 7200 rpm, and portability vs battery life.
    Any five year old laptop on the planet is still more computer than NASA used, to put a man on the moon.
    I'm posting this from a 3 year old HP laptop, running on a 1.8 Ghz Pentium processor, with 1024 of RAM, and 80 Gig harddrive; New, about $1500 US, then, today, used and/or refurbished, likely less than $500.
    It takes up a lot less room, on the desk, and fits into a drawer, when not in use.
    Bear in mind, if it were lost, or stolen, I'd be tremendously compromised, financially, and in many other ways, if what is in it were accessed, by an unscpupulous person.
    Same weould apply to a desktop computer!
    All the best- Terry
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    Thank you Terry

    I have pretty much just shutup about it so that she can make up her own mind...I do know that she bid on a PC (Dell) on Ebay the other day, missed out on it, then got the second chance offer really cheap and then didn't buy it??? LOL, anyway thanks for your input.

    Crpdeth
  13. Crp, to save money, have you suggested a couple of empty tin cans and some waxed string? Of course, by the time you get out of the hospital she will probably have already bought what she wants. :eek: :D ;) :rolleyes:
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    She has taken three of the four exams and has one conditional credit. Still waiting to hear about her grade on a test or two.
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    Tell her "good luck", and keep me posted on her progress.
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    Be very careful buying a used computer. I have heard that the chances you take are not worth the savings. It is not easy to get the computer all the way clean. (hard drive erased) I know a guy who is a "certified hacker" which basically means he is supposed to only use his powers for good and not evil. He told me the only way to make sure a hard drive is erased and know one can get the info from it is to take a hammer to it. Be very careful!
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