Posts Tagged ‘Laptop’

A nomadic nerd’s wet dream

February 11, 2009

The world today keeps all of us pretty damn busy.  With work, school, kids, volunteering, extra curriculars or whatever other various activities absorb the hours of our days we just don’t spend as much time at home as people used to.  Its because of this that laptops are becoming more and more mainstream.  You can take them to class, to the park, to the coffee shop, etc.  One of the big restrictions of laptops is their size.  They can’t be to big otherwise the becoming inconvenient to lug around and thus loses its purpose.  Because of their generally small demeanor their screens aren’t necessarily ideal for certain uses. (gaming and design projects are the two things I tried to do on mine that were gimped by the screen)  Now maybe everyone doesn’t share my opinion.  Maybe you can edit photos with ease or raid an entire instance without giving your 15 inch monitor a second though.  But I can’t!  Or I can, just not as well as I’d perfer.  “What the hell is all this leading up to?!”  You ask.  Well….  a laptop with larger screen space.  Not a larger screen, but rather two screens.  You heard me right, a laptop with two screens.

Drool away…..


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This is the Lenovo ThinkPad W700DS.  It weighs a hefty 11 pounds and its main screen measures in at 17 inches.  Its second screen is quite a bit smaller at 10.6 inches.  Its miniscule size doesn’t make it ideal for web pages or other screen hogging applications but it is great for coralling IMs, your itunes or even the toolbars for Photoshop, Illustrator, etc..  Its equipped with a dual 200-GB hard drives and 2.53 GHz Core 2 Extreme. Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M GPU, 4 GB of RAM and the 64-bit version of Windows Vista.  Its battery lasts around an hour and a half which isn’t too bad considering the hardware its powering.

Needless to say, I want one of these!  Also, needless to say, I’m not even close to being able to afford it.  However if anyone gets one I’d love to hear about your experiences with it and how it handles.  Though I imagine that most of you will remain as my fellow droolers.

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-Z-

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Got loose change? Have a laptop!

February 6, 2009

Could you imagine if you could purchase a laptop using the change you empty out of the pockets of your jeans on laundry day?  Well that dream might not be far from becoming reality.  A few days ago India announced that as a part of the One Laptop Per Child program.  The laptop was developed by a team of organizations and is being priced around 10-20 U.S. dollars.  It has 2GB onboard memory and is able to connect to wireless internet.  It was designed specifically to be consume a low amount of power.

Hopefully this product is effective and is able to reach its full potential.  If it is successful then its only a matter of time until these little machines make their way to our shores.  I’d love to be able to get one of these things.  Who wouldn’t purchase a 10 dollar laptop!?  Enough memory for some word documents, a few tunes and internet access anywhere there is a wireless signal!  I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t have one.  For christ’s sake… for 10 bucks it could be treated as a disposable laptop, haha.

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-Z-

Laptop FTL

November 12, 2008

So I attempted atleast four separate times over the course of a couple days to write an explanation for my absence but the reason for that absence continues to plague me.  The cord for my laptop has almost completely died.  I can get it to work if i screw with it for 30 min or so but after that any movement or interaction with the cord causes the computer to immediately turn off.  So anyways that’s the deal.  I’m writing this post from a computer at my father’s house.  Hopefully I’ll be getting a brand new desktop within the next few weeks.  This laptop issue struck at the worst possible moment.  I had the first comic ready to post and the next few following that.  Unfortunately those are now essentially obsolete considering that their subject matter is 3 or so weeks old.  I’m debating on posting them anyways, but right now I’m focusing on catching up and keeping up while working through the lack of computer.

Obviously the big news in the game community is the release of Wrath of the Lich King in just over twenty four hours.  I will be attending the midnight release at the Gamestop in Graceland (after i attend the Eastern Conference Final between the MASSIVE Columbus Crew and Shitcago) to pick up my copy.  I unfortunately am slated to work Thursday, Friday and the whole weekend, but I’m gonna try to get enough play time to give a decent review of the release version of the game.  Having played the beta I know generally what to expect but I did manage to keep my questing to a very small amount and so I’m pleased that the experience will still be mainly new for me.  I’m out for now, hopefully I’ll see some of you in Northrend!

-Z-

ps. I’m a huge soccer fan.  So while this blog is mainly intended to provide thoughts, opinions and reviews of video games, movies, comics, etc. (aka nerd things) you may also occasionally catch me sticking in a post about my beloved Columbus Crew or my second love West Ham United.