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best office/home office setup - the telecommuter

I just bought a couple Thinkpads for a couple of our engineers,
and one thing I ran into was a difference in supported screen
resolutions.  The T500 is 1680x1050, with no other options,
whereas the W500 is available as either 1680x1050 or 1900x1200.

My engineers explicitly asked for 1900x1200, so we went with

For your requirements, if you'll be using it both at home and at
the office, I'd suggest getting two docking stations, one for
each location. That will save you the trouble of fiddling with a
bunch of cables when arriving at or departing from each location.

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 3:11 PM, Greg Rundlett
(freephile)<greg-SfI3QVg0eaJl57MIdRCFDg at> wrote:
> Moving to a new employment position, I'm once again faced with
> purchasing some computer equipment. ?I'm wondering what hardware,
> software and combination people like the best for working seamlessly
> in the office AND home office environment. ?I'm not really a traveller
> - so I don't have to do the 'road warrior' thing. ?However, I do want
> to be able to work in multiple locations.
> I was going to buy a notebook (Lenovo T500 ~ $1200) with docking
> station ($200) plus keyboard and monitor ($400), but I'm wondering
> what other people think.
> Does anyone just use a desktop, with screen plus sshfs?
> Does anyone just use an external USB drive + using synchronization software?
> Does anyone just use a service like Dropbox?
> Obviously without the notebook to move around, you have to maintain
> applications and even the OS on multiple hardware. ?I think the
> notebook gives the best flexibility + power + least effort, but I'm
> just wondering what other people's experience is.
> --
> Greg Rundlett
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