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Count Alex's Losses
07-19-2006, 11:20 PM
THE SHOWSTOPPER has my tech wang standing fully erect. My god...this thing is AMAZING. Well worth the price tag...by far.

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m2010?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~section=overview#tabtop

http://www.nbprice.ru/image/news/dell10_20.jpg

OnTheWarpath58
07-19-2006, 11:23 PM
THE SHOWSTOPPER has my tech wang standing fully erect. My god...this thing is AMAZING. Well worth the price tag...by far.

http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsnb_m2010?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~section=overview#tabtop


Tech wang?

I'm gonna let this pass.......

'Cuz I know no one else will......

This should be fun.

Count Alex's Losses
07-19-2006, 11:24 PM
Tech wang?

I'm gonna let this pass.......

'Cuz I know no one else will......

This should be fun.

Just click the link and bow down. That's a truly innovative piece of hardware. There's every reason to shell out instead of building your own.

Rain Man
07-19-2006, 11:54 PM
Pretty cool piece of machinery, but by the time I put the stuff on it that should be standard, the price had risen to $5,001. It's a bit ludicrous to say that the baseline software is WordPerfect with no Microsoft Office software.

SLAG
07-19-2006, 11:56 PM
wait 1 year something better will be out

milkman
07-19-2006, 11:57 PM
I'm sure your mother will do whatever it takes to satisfy your tech wang's need.

alnorth
07-19-2006, 11:57 PM
I am not impressed.

Its a nice laptop, I guess. When it comes to laptops you do have to buy them rather than build them, and this would be a fine choice, but... its still a laptop. Complete with all the crappy limitations of a laptop.

My system which I recently built is better than this thing at a fraction of the price. Size and portability? Pfft, big effin deal. Who the hell REALLY carries their computer around anyway. If you have a legit professional reason to need a portable computer, you dont need this thing. This is pretty much an entertainment device, and last I checked I dont haul my playstation or TV everywhere I go, while paying a sick amount of money for the priviledge.

Count Alex's Losses
07-20-2006, 12:01 AM
Pretty cool piece of machinery, but by the time I put the stuff on it that should be standard, the price had risen to $5,001. It's a bit ludicrous to say that the baseline software is WordPerfect with no Microsoft Office software.

Eh screw software. I can get that crap for free.

Count Alex's Losses
07-20-2006, 12:03 AM
I am not impressed.

Its a nice laptop, I guess. When it comes to laptops you do have to buy them rather than build them, and this would be a fine choice, but... its still a laptop. Complete with all the crappy limitations of a laptop.

I see no limitations. Maybe you can point them out.

Miles
07-20-2006, 12:03 AM
I don't get the point of it either. Its too damn big to use as a laptop and you can build a better desktop for a fraction of the price and get a larger monitor.

the Talking Can
07-20-2006, 12:17 AM
yeah, I've been scouting a new computer and saw that...cool design..but that price is stupid....for 3500 I shouldn't have to upgrade anything...it should be maxed out and made of diamonds...first interesting design I've seen on a "laptop" though...

alnorth
07-20-2006, 12:17 AM
I see no limitations. Maybe you can point them out.

Hmm, lets see

1) For all that people like to claim that laptops are somewhat "upgradable" to a limited extent, they are basically disposable appliances. In a system, if a new video card comes out that I want, I can buy it and sell last year's model off on ebay. If they come up with some new cool wiz-bang quad-layer dvd burner or whatever, I buy it and install in an empty slot. If you got a laptop, too effin bad, get rid of your now-useless pile o crap and buy a new one for another 2 or 3 grand.

2) May God have mercy upon you if anything breaks. If my memory goes out (which actually happened 2 weeks ago), I can buy a temporary cheap-o set of ram at Best Buy while waiting for the RMA. Hmm, not a good analogy since this is one of the few things you can replace on a laptop. Try power supply, or motherboard, or hard disk, or cooling system, or... hah, hell if the screen goes out, your f***ed. Meanwhile, I have an old dusty 17 " monitor that works somewhere in storage. Oh sure, you can plug the laptop into a monitor, but at that point, you now have a crappy gimped system instead of a portable laptop, so whats the point?

3) I am an overclocker. With a laptop your stuck with crappy stock speeds, while I'm cruising way ahead beyond the manufacturer's recommended specs, supported by a very steady power supply and a good cooling system.

I can think of more, but I'm tired. Anyone else want to add to the list of why laptops suck?

Miles
07-20-2006, 01:26 AM
I can think of more, but I'm tired. Anyone else want to add to the list of why laptops suck?

The good far outweighs the bad. Most users could care less about upgrading to the latest technologies or top performance. Basically just use it for a few years and buy a new one when its too dated.

They are extremely useful if you actually use the portability.

Rausch
07-20-2006, 03:41 AM
The iDell.

Better looking and even MORE expensive than teh iMac...

Kerberos
07-20-2006, 05:23 AM
Pretty cool piece of machinery, but by the time I put the stuff on it that should be standard, the price had risen to $5,001. It's a bit ludicrous to say that the baseline software is WordPerfect with no Microsoft Office software.

Shit ... Put 4 GB of RAM and dual HD in it with a few more bells and whistles and I got this:

Sub-total $8,140.00

Geezuus H Krist :shake:

For $8K this needs to come with a chick that pops out and sucks off your tech wang at a whim for 1year included.

.

DaFace
07-20-2006, 05:52 AM
The iDell.

Better looking and even MORE expensive than teh iMac...

Exactly what I thought. It's neat looking, but calling it innovative is a bit of a stretch. It's just a shiny looking iMac for twice the price. Considering price is one of the main drawbacks for Macs these days, this strikes me as being pretty useless.

But if you've got the money to spend twice as much as a computer's worth, go right ahead.

Braincase
07-20-2006, 06:27 AM
I've been shopping for a new notebook, and I've got a credit line and account with Dell, but no way do I fork out that kind of cash for a notebook, albeit a cool notebook. For that kind of dough I can get 2 Alienware notes that will crush most anything that would show up in a LANfight... not that I do that anyway.

For that kind of money thwe thing ought to be outfitted with a fingerprint scanner, retina scanner, smart card reader and ass-wash.

greg63
07-20-2006, 06:46 AM
wait 1 year something better will be out

That long huh?

OldTownChief
07-20-2006, 06:52 AM
Well worth the price tag...by far.



Not when you have to earn your own money and pay things like house payment, elect, gas, vehicle, ins., cable, internet, phone, etc.

StcChief
07-20-2006, 07:10 AM
Not when you have to earn your own money and pay things like house payment, elect, gas, vehicle, ins., cable, internet, phone, etc. what he said....

If all you got to do is satisfying your tech wang.
Time to grow up get job and move out.

KCTitus
07-20-2006, 07:52 AM
...I can think of more, but I'm tired. Anyone else want to add to the list of why laptops suck?

I just wanted to add something from my observations...

While laptops are 'portable'...their every day portability pretty much stops at the battery life and for all the 'advancements' in laptops, this one has pretty much stayed the same since the late 80's. 2 hours of battery life. After 6 months, you dont even have that.

The people I know that have laptops cant just carry them and play with them, they've also got the AC adaptor and typically find the closest spot to the wall outlet and then 'get portable'.

It's nice and all, but anything over 750 bucks is a waste of money for a laptop because they are, for all intents and purposes, disposable after 18 months.

cdcox
07-20-2006, 08:46 AM
I just wanted to add something from my observations...

While laptops are 'portable'...their every day portability pretty much stops at the battery life and for all the 'advancements' in laptops, this one has pretty much stayed the same since the late 80's. 2 hours of battery life. After 6 months, you dont even have that.

The people I know that have laptops cant just carry them and play with them, they've also got the AC adaptor and typically find the closest spot to the wall outlet and then 'get portable'.

It's nice and all, but anything over 750 bucks is a waste of money for a laptop because they are, for all intents and purposes, disposable after 18 months.

Battery life has improved in the last couple of years. I've had my laptop for a year and it still holds over 2.5 hours of charge. My previous laptop maybe held charge for 10 min after a year of use.

Even with the limitation of being plugged in, the portability issue is huge for me. My laptop is my only computer, so I never have to worry about whether I have the right software or files on the computer of the moment. I use it in my office, in the classroom and in conference rooms on a weekly basis at work. I have a wireless network in my house, so I can use my laptop in the family room watching TV, in bed, or at the dining room table if I want to do serious work at home. I've even used it on the back deck while BBQing or just relaxing. I only make 5 or so trips per year so the travel issue isn't huge for me, but when I do travel. everything I have at work I have with me. I frequently prepare my presentations in my hotel room the night before my talk --everything I need is right there.

I'm not a very organized person, so for me, the conveninece of having all my files on one computer that I can use nearly anywhere far, far outweighs any beneift of having a desktop or a desktop/laptop combo. My work replaces my laptop about every 3 years (I could opt for a desktop replacement on the same schedule). Typically, I am quite happy with the laptop for the first two years, but by the 3rd year, while not in dire need, I'm looking forward to the replacement

unlurking
07-20-2006, 08:48 AM
I just wanted to add something from my observations...

While laptops are 'portable'...their every day portability pretty much stops at the battery life and for all the 'advancements' in laptops, this one has pretty much stayed the same since the late 80's. 2 hours of battery life. After 6 months, you dont even have that.

The people I know that have laptops cant just carry them and play with them, they've also got the AC adaptor and typically find the closest spot to the wall outlet and then 'get portable'.

It's nice and all, but anything over 750 bucks is a waste of money for a laptop because they are, for all intents and purposes, disposable after 18 months.
Pretty much agree with most of the complaints against laptops, but at the same time, it's all I ever use anymore.

With the 12 cell batteries, you add a little wait, but just about double your battery life. 6 hours is plenty for me, if I need more life then that, I'll find a wall socket somewhere. You also get a nifty little "riser" that angles the laptop for more ergonomic keyboard access.

I've got a 3 year old Vaio that I love. 4 lbs, 13" widescreen. Waiting for the next generation of Turion 64 X2 laptops to come out in the next month or two to replace it. For me, size is a major requirement, since I am usually carrying around 2 for my job. Hoping to find a good 12" sub 4lb'er this time around. (My second laptop is a company brick unfortunately)

unlurking
07-20-2006, 08:51 AM
Battery life has improved in the last couple of years. I've had my laptop for a year and it still holds over 2.5 hours of charge. My previous laptop maybe held charge for 10 min after a year of use.

Even with the limitation of being plugged in, the portability issue is huge for me. My laptop is my only computer, so I never have to worry about whether I have the right software or files on the computer of the moment. I use it in my office, in the classroom and in conference rooms on a weekly basis at work. I have a wireless network in my house, so I can use my laptop in the family room watching TV, in bed, or at the dining room table if I want to do serious work at home. I've even used it on the back deck while BBQing or just relaxing. I only make 5 or so trips per year so the travel issue isn't huge for me, but when I do travel. everything I have at work I have with me. I frequently prepare my presentations in my hotel room the night before my talk --everything I need is right there.

I'm not a very organized person, so for me, the conveninece of having all my files on one computer that I can use nearly anywhere far, far outweighs any beneift of having a desktop or a desktop/laptop combo. My work replaces my laptop about every 3 years (I could opt for a desktop replacement on the same schedule). Typically, I am quite happy with the laptop for the first two years, but by the 3rd year, while not in dire need, I'm looking forward to the replacement
Agreed, on my back deck having a smoke as I type this message in fact.

Also, I play games on my 360 with a 61" HD screen. If I want games while I'm traveling, I use my PSP. The only people that normally find massive laptops appropriate are people that want to game.

R&GHomer
07-20-2006, 08:53 AM
I am not impressed.

Its a nice laptop, I guess. When it comes to laptops you do have to buy them rather than build them, and this would be a fine choice, but... its still a laptop. Complete with all the crappy limitations of a laptop.

My system which I recently built is better than this thing at a fraction of the price. Size and portability? Pfft, big effin deal. Who the hell REALLY carries their computer around anyway. If you have a legit professional reason to need a portable computer, you dont need this thing. This is pretty much an entertainment device, and last I checked I dont haul my playstation or TV everywhere I go, while paying a sick amount of money for the priviledge.

Exactly! Heck I don't even bring my Laptop home with me. The only time I cary it is if I'm traveling on business.

KCTitus
07-20-2006, 08:56 AM
I think laptops are becoming more and more prevalent as well. While I agree with the compliants, too, I myself am looking at getting one because our main computer is pretty much always in use by the kids.

Im looking for one for email/internet type stuff...for me and the wife.

If you're willing to plunk down 3-4k for something with a realistic lifespan of 2-3 years, go for it. The fact that the thing will become a 4-7lb paperweight/doorstop in 3 years means I wont be spending more than a grand.

Count Alex's Losses
07-20-2006, 09:35 AM
I just think it's cool that you can carry a computer with 20-inch screen around...I'm still hard, sorry. :)

StcChief
07-20-2006, 01:52 PM
I just think it's cool that you can carry a computer with 20-inch screen around...I'm still hard, sorry. :)
That's just wrong. hint: this isn't a way to get ladies...

Pretty expensive capability. IF the 'Company' is paying for road warrior, selling or demoing tech. stuff..... nice perk. otherwise......better be a lottery winning ticket involved.

Better have good insurance on this thing.

Rain Man
07-20-2006, 02:16 PM
You folks who don't like laptops just have different needs than me. I do this with my computer:

1. Don't want to move files around between computers.

2. Need a way to work on trips.

3. Need access to all my files and software at off-site meetings and at home.

4. Carry my computer to work and home every day so I can work either place.

5. Don't have an interest in rapid-fire shoot-em-up games.

I've got a nice desktop-replacement laptop, and I've used it so much that the space key actually is about to get a hole in it. It's durable as heck, and meets all of my needs perfectly. My only desire would be a bigger screen (mine is 15"), but even that's not a big deal.

Actually, for my needs, this computer would be pretty cool. I need a portable desktop replacement, and would like a big screen. Now, if the price would just go down a bit, I'd be interested in this the next time I need a new computer.

StcChief
07-20-2006, 02:22 PM
You folks who don't like laptops just have different needs than me. I do this with my computer:

1. Don't want to move files around between computers.

2. Need a way to work on trips.

3. Need access to all my files and software at off-site meetings and at home.

4. Carry my computer to work and home every day so I can work either place.

5. Don't have an interest in rapid-fire shoot-em-up games.

I've got a nice desktop-replacement laptop, and I've used it so much that the space key actually is about to get a hole in it. It's durable as heck, and meets all of my needs perfectly. My only desire would be a bigger screen (mine is 15"), but even that's not a big deal.

Actually, for my needs, this computer would be pretty cool. I need a portable desktop replacement, and would like a big screen. Now, if the price would just go down a bit, I'd be interested in this the next time I need a new computer.


and your business is paying for it.....Expense part of doing business.
Agree.
and when your ready to replace yours it will be down $1000 or more.
It wont be the latest thing out there then.

It is a great expensive computer, could be justified by ability to sell, etc....

Oh I doubt there is any thing hard regarding the technology so....
just all the latest components put together.

Mr. Laz
07-20-2006, 06:37 PM
I am not impressed.

Its a nice laptop, I guess. When it comes to laptops you do have to buy them rather than build them, and this would be a fine choice, but... its still a laptop. Complete with all the crappy limitations of a laptop.

My system which I recently built is better than this thing at a fraction of the price. Size and portability? Pfft, big effin deal. Who the hell REALLY carries their computer around anyway. If you have a legit professional reason to need a portable computer, you dont need this thing. This is pretty much an entertainment device, and last I checked I dont haul my playstation or TV everywhere I go, while paying a sick amount of money for the priviledge.

Rain Man
07-20-2006, 06:44 PM
You know what I'd like? I'd like a laptop with no screen, and with a projector that would make a big screen on the wall. That'd be way cool, and I'll bet it'd be easy to do.

Adept Havelock
07-20-2006, 07:20 PM
If it's on the market...it's obsolete.

the Talking Can
07-20-2006, 09:18 PM
You folks who don't like laptops just have different needs than me. I do this with my computer:

1. Don't want to move files around between computers.

2. Need a way to work on trips.

3. Need access to all my files and software at off-site meetings and at home.

4. Carry my computer to work and home every day so I can work either place.

5. Don't have an interest in rapid-fire shoot-em-up games.

I've got a nice desktop-replacement laptop, and I've used it so much that the space key actually is about to get a hole in it. It's durable as heck, and meets all of my needs perfectly. My only desire would be a bigger screen (mine is 15"), but even that's not a big deal.

Actually, for my needs, this computer would be pretty cool. I need a portable desktop replacement, and would like a big screen. Now, if the price would just go down a bit, I'd be interested in this the next time I need a new computer.

hello?

porn?

penguinz
07-20-2006, 10:42 PM
All I have to say it is a Dell. Just having that name on it means it is a piece of crap.