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 Post subject: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:24 am 
Basheva,I'm SERIOUSLY thinking about investing in a lightweight laptop myself. I have a feeling that once I'm in Chicagoland I'll be STILL traveling alot....how practical is it?Was yours very expensive? I'm thinking about getting a IBM version.


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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:37 am 
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Angela - this non-technical woman (moi) is blessed with a husband who is an electrical engineer. So he was the one who did the research and chose the laptop. It basically does just about everything that my big computer does - as far as I can tell. <P>He tells me it is a Dell Notepad and cost $2700.00. I am sure there are many good makes and models out there...but I am ignorant of them. My husband did a LOT of research (actually I thought the research would go on FOREVER), before chosing this one.<P>


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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:44 am 
GEE-you LUCKY WOMAN! Actually an IBM is around the same price,if not a little more...<BR>THANKS.


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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 9:13 am 
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I've had several notebooks. I'd stay away from Compaq Presarios (although their other product lines are pretty good). The one I've been happiest with has been my Gateway.

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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 9:21 am 
THATS GOOD TO KNOW-Thank you Jeff!


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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 10:14 am 
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I should point out that this really <B>is</B> a dance-related discussion; everything I do for a show, except actually watching the light cues, is on the computer. I even write the cues on my laptop and then load them into the console.<BR> <P>------------------<BR>Jeffrey E. Salzberg, Lighting Designer<BR>"Shang-a-lang, feel the <I>sturm und drang</I> in the air!"<BR>Online portfolio: <A HREF="http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg" TARGET=_blank>http://www.suncoast.quik.com/salzberg</A> <P><BR>

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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 2:29 pm 
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Just for a different point of view on laptops. I use Macs and find them to be absolutely marvelous on the road, shooting and uploading images. The new iBooks are inexpensive and lightweight and fast!<P>Lara


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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2001 4:56 am 
THANKS LARA-I was thinking about a MAc at first....maybe you have helped me make up my mind! My goal is to try to take trips for courses AND to see different dance companies...so my lap will have to be light and efficient.


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 Post subject: Re: Basheva/LAPTOP
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2001 9:42 am 
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If you don't have an industry-specific application (or if your industry is graphics or music) then the Mac may well be the machine for you -- it's really a better computer.<P>There's much more software available for PCs, though.<p>[This message has been edited by salzberg (edited July 19, 2001).]

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