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[Discuss] Notebook Recommendations?
- Subject: [Discuss] Notebook Recommendations?
- From: rlk at alum.mit.edu (Robert Krawitz)
- Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 21:14:25 -0400
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On Sun, 01 May 2016 21:03:18 -0400, Kent Borg wrote: > On May 1, 2016 6:06:15 PM EDT, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote: >>Are you willing to consider used? > > Maybe. Notebooks are a bit like sports cars, best bought new: who > knows what they have been through? But not always. > > Have something on offer? Old and reassembling my Lenovo x230, but > not mortally wounded? And cheaper than new (albeit, at the starting > gate lower-end new)? My spare laptop (that I haven't personally used in many years, although we did use it at work last fall when someone traveling needed one temporarily) is a 17" Dell 9400, which isn't what you want. I'm a lot more interested in capability than portability, and I've always bought used high-end laptops which I've upgraded to suit. Even with buying extra memory and disks and replacing the keyboard every now and then (which would only be delayed with a new one) I come out well ahead. -- Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> *** MIT Engineers A Proud Tradition http://mitathletics.com *** Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- http://ProgFree.org Project lead for Gutenprint -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net "Linux doesn't dictate how I work, I dictate how Linux works." --Eric Crampton