More pics please!
post #41 of 136
9/11/06 at 12:07am
Originally Posted by Guerrilla
I'd suggest the 2.0GHz processor. It's another $200, but it doubles your cache from 2 to 4MB. 2.0 is the "sweet spot" for the Core 2 Duos. A lot of review/benchmarking sites say the boost from 1.66 to 2.0 is much more noticable and worthwhile than the 2.0 to the 2.33.
I forget the actual benchmarks and percentages, I'll find them and post a link.
If money is a concern, I'd say go for the 2.0GHz and cut back to the stock 512RAM and then order a 1GB stick later. Or even a pair of 2GB sticks to dual channel later down the road.
Originally Posted by archalien
For backpacks, I bought the previous model, and unfortunately this suffers from its major downfall: You must undo/zip/Velcro 3 different things to access the laptop.....and that really sucks!!! In the end I found Dakine and Ogio offer much better, well thought out, functionally designed laptop backpacks: for less money. Yeah the AW logos are nice but that novelty wears off quick enuf, and u also find it a glarring beacon for thieves too. The AW ones are sturdy/well built for sure, but check the 2 designers I already mentioned, they have superior backpacks for less. In the end, the Dakine I have now has better protection for the laptop itself, a more functional/convienient design of the laptop compartment placement and thefunctionality of the rest of the backpack improves because of this, and 1 zipper side access is SO much better than: unbuckle,unzip,unVelco, put laptop in, Velco,zip,buckle (just became a major pita!) time to take it out, repeat....
Originally Posted by FTLOSM
Wic or any other 3450 owners, when your looking at the laptop screen on the right side just under the speaker on the base part, there looks to be some white square things there, what are they display lights, push buttons to activate certain things (hotkeys or something?), wifi on off or ??? Also have seen many diagrams of what is where but is there a wifi on off switch or is it just ON when laptop is on? (don't laugh this will be the first laptop I will own that even has wifi), my junker is a gateway 9500 that I use a pcmcia card in and the previous laptop was a compaq armada 233 with a whopping 32 mg of ram and I pulled the pcmcia card from it for the gateway (anyone need a good doorstop?). hehe Bill