Notebook - any ideas ?

Hi chaps, I’ve mentioned before that I’m thinking of getting a new iMac - well, as ever, cash is a problem but I think I have a solution, I have a 15" Macbook Pro which I bought when I was made redundant in the hope that some freelance work would come along and I could drag it to someone’s office, anyway that never happened and it’s been used around the house as a lazy way of surfing the net when I’m in another room or for my wife to surf when I’m on my main computer. (Sorry I’m going on a bit) - so it’s quite useful to have around but a big waste of money, if I sell it I can put the money towards the iMac and get a mini notebook, maybe the Acer one … has anyone any experience of them (I know Linux or Windows not mac but the “air” is too expensive) any advice welcome … Roger


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On 9 Sep 2008, at 10:11, Roger Burton wrote:

as anyone any experience of them (I know Linux or Windows not mac
but the “air” is too expensive) any advice welcome

Or, if funds permit, buy a large widescreen LCD monitor and use the
MacBook Pro as your main machine. Best of both worlds, and something
I’ve been doing for some years now.

If you’re after the Windows bit, don’t forget the MBP’s Intel
processor will let you run virtualisation software like Fusion or
Parallels, or Apple even let you boot into Windows if you really think
you need it.

=o)

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That’s a very interesting point Heather, I was considering the 3.06 Ghz iMac but I’m not sure that beats my 2.16 macbook pro by enough for me to worry, I’ll try and find some comparisons. good of you to take the time. Roger


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On 9 Sep 2008, at 10:38, Roger Burton wrote:

I was considering the 3.06 Ghz iMac but I’m not sure that beats my
2.16 macbook pro by enough for me to worry

Well, funnily enough, I have one of those iMacs sitting right here…

Yes, you will notice a difference - these big iMacs really fly, and
the screens are drop dead gorgeous - but for the convenience you can’t
beat the portability. You’re unlikely to get that much for your
laptop, to be brutally honest, so I’d be much more inclined to get a
nice screen, keyboard and mouse, and use the MBP in desktop mode.

I have mine set up with the large screen as the main screen, with
extended desktop onto the MBP screen where I keep Mail and IM and
iTunes. And when I feel lazy, I can unplug it all and go and slouch on
the couch.

Hope that helps.

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On Tue, 09 Sep 2008 05:11:51 -0400, Roger Burton wrote:

I can put the money towards the iMac and get a mini notebook, maybe
the Acer one …

I bought an Asus Eee to play with but found the resolution of the 7"
screen too limiting and trying to change anything with Linux a pain.
(I’ve just put it back on eBay if you’re interested!)

This sounds interesting, though:

“Paul’s complete guide to installing OS X Leopard on your MSI
Wind/Advent 4211”

http://tinyurl.com/57wtct

Roger


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Thanks Roger, that’s an interesting thread (all 23 pages of it) all sounds a bit techy for me but I bought the Acer Aspire with Linux (kept the MBPro for now), the Aspire is really interesting and, kind of, does everything I need 'out-of-the-box - I’ll keep my eyes open for some smart chaps method for converting it to OSX when I’m feeling brave and getting bored with it. Regards Roger


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