I couldn't figure out from Best Buy's website if the extended warranty is transferable. It should be on the literature sheet provided when the extended warranty was purchased. If it isn't transferable, then get a refund.
I too vote for the M6809 except for this one caveat:
If you travel alot with your laptop and want a bulletproof extended warranty, get the "systemguard" protection from Toshiba. I have one on my Toshi and I've spilled coffee, busted the screen and had the system fry several times - its a bit expensive but worth the money.
In fact, I'm thinking of replacing by one Toshi with a newer one since I really need a lightweight laptop when I'm traveling or at meetings.
Geeky1, how can dual PIIIs increase home theater type performance? I always understood that non-photoshop and non-video encoding progs really don't benefit from dual proc rigs and in fact may experience a performance hit because of the extra overhead via XP (unless using Win2k server or as Win2k workstation).
Originally Posted by mellamojimmy
dont businesses use the same copy of xp on every computer there with the same serial number tho?
tiwaz is correct to point out that your dad's XP serial number might be a group license purchase. Unless its a small company and your dad is an executive, I suspect it won't take it kindly when MS advises that they have violated group license agreement.
Frankly, its cheaper to buy a licensed copy if for no...
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It relates to the pitch size. What kind of crt monitor vs lcd monitor? The lcds tend to have larger pitch size so it makes things bigger. Also, is your lcd widescreen. It also effects display.
Don't bother with WinXP 64 until it is better supported. There are virtually no drivers available so most of your most excellent hardware will probably not work (or work well). There are other threads on this board (in Emachines) where folks have tried out the Win64 and basically found it an early beta (and possibly an alpha) since so few components are supported.
Can't help you on faster load time except did you unplug anything?
Finally, need to reformat drive...
Keep in mind that there is a significant difference between plain jane NSTC (500 scan lines interlaced), EDTV, and HDTV (720p and 1080i). The Apple Display (which my wife has), is fantastic and is quite bright. The display is 1680-by-1050 pixels, which is significantly higher than a standard broadcast image except 1080i. If you have a HDTV, and have experienced HDTV, then you know the difference.
In other words, a 17" LCD tv may or may not be better than an LCD...
Question about noise and the fans. I was thinking of buying either the Hornet or a Shuttle Box to serve as home theater streamer (and replace my old laptop as internet streaming device). However, I'm concerned about fan noise and spin of drives. Is your unit audibly noticable?
Another suggestion is getting a signal booster. A signal booster might work in this situation and its a cheap alternative to multiple access points. Normally the disadvantage of a signal booster is that it transmits your network well beyond the confines of your home. However, a 5 db boost will probably "burn" through the walls but not much beyond 200 ft (though depending upon location of placement and your neighborhood). A signal booster will cost between $35-$50 and...
One of the better wireless networking devices is the Linksys WPA54G being sold at Best Buy. I assume you already have a router but if not or you are willing to upgrade, get the WRT54GS - the speed boost function actually works and the throughput is better than DLink's or Netgear's. If you are interested in speed boost, search on the forum (I explained it someone else...