I'm falling in love with the Targus Matrix. It's on sale at Circuit City and is very large. If I could get a Lap Station, I would, but I can't find them anywhere.
Does anyone else have a Matrix and can say it's good?
I searched all over the forums and the website, and I cannot seem to find a list of what all is included in the laptop box.
Obviously, these are things I've heard or seen:
*Laptop (very important that it be there
*Standard Carrying Case
*Power Brick w/ cords
What else, if anything, is included? I'm thinking more along the lines of a 5670/80 (8887/90 has mp3 player, etc, that I'm not really concerned about).
Also, to tack this on, if...
Ok, I took that image into GIMP and used a calligraphy brush to mess around with it.
Here's the result:
It's not terribly straight mostly because I don't have a very steady hand. The XCFs are in the same directory.
As for the headset, I highly recommend an Optimus mic headset from Radio Shack. If you don't have the money for Plantronics, or prefer something a little physically softer on your ears, go Optimus. Mine were like $20, and I've used a ton of other more expensive headsets and still liked mine the best. 10' cord, on-cord mic on/off and volume, color-coded jacks, and very comfortable fake leather cushions make it quite a buy.
Alrighty, here's the question of the moment:
Sagers use a RealTek chipset for their NICs.
My college, Westminster College, has a NetWare network. They have had problems with RealTek chipsets connecting to their network. 3Com and Intel chipsets seem to work without errors, but other chipsets seem to work case-by-case (some will work, some won't). The PC dude basically said that we couldn't tell if it would work until we tried it.
There is no chance in hell that...
AFAIK, the m10p will not be an option for the 5670. You may be able to buy a 5670 now and upgrade to 5680 specs, but that's really pricey.
Since you start college in October, I'd wait until the new models come out. That should drive prices down for the older models if you don't want a new one.
Waiting another nine months isn't going to help much.
That's one of the things about buying a laptop: you sacrifice mucho upgradability for mobility and petiteness. That's why you get something as expensive and as powerful as you can afford: a Sager. As long as nothing changes too much, I'm sure Sager or some company will figure out how to upgrade our 5680s and 8890s. If not, then we'll still have something that will kick ass compared to the majority of computers. ...
Well, things got a little brighter I was was pricing.
It seems that Echo is going to release the IndigoIO, a stereo input and output pc card. Yay.
An eBay Auction with one
Echo's IndigoIO Site
I may end up going with an Extigy, because I don't mind slightly used parts and it's much cheaper to get it from eBay...
I don't know. I'm leaning a little more toward the Extigy because of it's stand-alone capabilites. I'll have a TV and mebbe a DVD player (I think my roommate is bringing them) and we can use the Extigy for that.
I also like the Extigy because it's more able to handle recording and such. I may just end up waiting to see if I like the onboard audio.
The one thing that could possibly decide it, though is...
Can the Extigy be totally USB powered?
If not, are...