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Help Flight Attendant with info on small/light laptop!!

by applemartinis / June 11, 2007 4:01 AM PDT

I'm always on the go and I'm not very knowlegable about laptops since I don't have one.I fly International routes and I live in the USA and the Caribean as well.I need to make a desicion in a week and I need a light,portable laptop to put in my suitcase that is not too heavy(less than 5 lb.).I need something with WiFi I guess,small,FAST (since I leave all my patience with my passengers) and that has a CD/DVD so I can watch a movie in my commuter flight home.Sturdy and sexy will be awsome and less than $1,800 is my budget.I'm tired of carrying a Palm,phone and Ipod just to stay connected.Anyone has any advice for me?I will be forever grateful.Thanks!!!!

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Well in your budget is a Macbook.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 4:13 AM PDT
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by applemartinis / June 11, 2007 4:21 AM PDT

Thanks Bob!I was considering that one as well,but then again it's a Mac.I want to simplify and Mac presents me with more reading and learning new stuff and my time is extremely limited.Any other options?I really appreciate your response.

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It runs Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 11, 2007 4:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

The learning curve is almost non-existent. I can use this machine without any thought and I'm been here since pre-PC days.


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Windows, really?
by applemartinis / June 12, 2007 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: It runs Windows.

I didn't know it ran Windows!That's fagulous!Can you tell me a little more about it Please??!!So it didn't take you long to go through the ropes?I live in constant jetlag and rushing from one country to the other,so when I'm down I like to be down.Although I'm pretty good with technical stuff and it comes very easy to me.Your imput is much appreciated.Thank you so very much for yout time Bob!

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And in 2 different ways.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2007 3:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Windows, really?
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by applemartinis / June 12, 2007 5:19 AM PDT

Very interesting Bob.Will this program slow the system down?Will it take a lot of memory space?Can I just use Windows version instead of the system Macs use at all times?Can I remove the system Mac use?Isn't it more complicated than just get a Windows ready computer? The system I have to use for work does not support Mac unfortunately.Too many questions,heh.Thanks!

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About space...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2007 5:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Bootcamp

That's out there so you may as well know I try to decline duplication of internet content. But you could call Apple and chat about the options.

The problem as I see it was you wanted not only the slim lightwieght unit but one that you wouldn't be doing your tech support for. Windows (even Vista) is going to demand you beef up the security with the usuals. I'll stop here rather than repeat that content.

With the Mac you would just use it and enjoy. The Parallels would give you a fairly seemless way to run your Windows app as if it were any other application. This is where I'm headed by year end.

The magnetic power connector solves an issue I see with many laptops that travel a lot.

Not to repeat too much but the Macbook, even the lowest cost unit could be the easy ticket out of the woods. Add Parallels to run that last item (and a copy of Windows XP...) and you have the very latest in looks and capabilities.

I feel you need to find an Apple store to sit down and use this one.


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I'm kind'a partial. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 11, 2007 10:48 AM PDT

to the IBM/Levono line, I have two laptops, a T-30 and an R-40. Built like a tank (construction-wise), they're built for business travelers. You might look here:

Or Here:

One of the great utilities of these laptops is updates. The software includes a link to update almost everything on the laptop via the IBM site.

The IBM/Levono line has always been built for the serious travler. And on a support note, if you ever call them, the person you speak to is located in the US and speaks English.

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by applemartinis / June 12, 2007 2:40 AM PDT

Thank you C.!I'll look towards the Thinkpad as well.I just wish I had more time for compare models.But for what I saw frm your links that is just what I need.A little color in the case wouldn't hurt but if worse comes to worst I'll settle for the good old black.Thanks again!

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