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Stupid Q's on Fujitsu P7010D

Looking for a very portable laptop as work is taking me away from home too frequently now. CNET recommends the Fujitsu P7010D, but I have some questions largely arising from my ignorance on the finer points of computing:

1)is buying a 1.1Ghz machine now wise given other models range up to 2Ghz, and there apparently is a new set of faster mobile chips coming out?

2)being smaller, I guess they cram things in closer; do things burn out more quickly?

3)having a small screen, one presumably would want to connect it up to a bigger monitor regularly at home base, but no docking options available (there is monitor output, would also need to connect power, usb, etc) ? is this common for small laptops and does it detract from their convenience?

Any informed advice more than welcome. I use MS Office SBE, WMP, and Photoshop Elements/Album quite a bit ? no games really. Looking for a small laptop that would handle these tasks with updates in respective software, I guess over the next 3-4years. I wont have a desktop any more; it would be the only computer.

Thanks

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1)is buying a 1.1Ghz machine now wise given other models range up to 2Ghz, and there apparently is a new set of faster mobile chips coming out?

A)P7xxx is 1.2 Ghz...the difference from this to a 2G is not really noticed by an average user (as opposed to a gamer). Keeping up with the Joneses is for Republicans..."I got bigger and faster...ain't doing nothing with it but ain't it purty and better than yours."

2)being smaller, I guess they cram things in closer; do things burn out more quickly?

A)I have not seen many P7xxx units in for repair beyond customer damage, there are no ECO's on this unit (ECO = Engineering boo boos in technical terms).

3)having a small screen, one presumably would want to connect it up to a bigger monitor regularly at home base, but no docking options available (there is monitor output, would also need to connect power, usb, etc) ? is this common for small laptops and does it detract from their convenience?


A)This unit has all the ports on it that you should need w/o the need for a port rep.

For the software you are using this unit should be great...3 to 4 years ?...uh technology changes so fast it is hard to say....

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Just an opinion

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I've never owned Fujitsu but I do use a Pentium M Centrino 725(1.6Ghz)laptop for business. It's a Compaq V2000. My p4 laptop gets me a backache when I had to carry it around.

I use my V2000 exactly like the way you plan to use yours. Mostly business wiht MS Off, a lot of internet (business purpose) and a little bit photo editing purpose.

If you try pentium M centrino, you;ll be surprised on how cool that processor runs. Even in a smaller compartment, it produces less than half the heat of my large and heavy P4 notebook.

But your Fujitsu seems to have smaller screen than my Compaq. This is a factor you want to consider. When you do a lot of office work, tiny screen can be really annoying to your eyes after a while. That's why I wouldn't go smaller than 12" display. Whenever I get a chance, I always connect it to a larger monitor in the office or home.

I'm not a technical person and I'm not sure if there is any big difference between my Pentium M 1.6GHz with your 1.1 GHz in term or speed.

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