im leaning towards the 8790 because i love that widescreen, but most say i should get the 56XX... i dont know yet. I kinda want a 64 bit processor, got till end of june to make up my mind.
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4/22/04 at 11:12am
Originally Posted by Q-Ball
I found some amazing shuttles, only took me a while now Im even more torn... thanks alot IFRIT!
Originally Posted by ActuaryTm
Presented with the requirements, believe this would serve as a more than adequate solution as they make use of desktop-grade components, which have always outperformed their mobile equivalents. With the price falling on larger LCD displays, one could even consider a 20" or 21" display.
This also presents a far greater upgradability path, as most of the major components will be upgradable (and, when the technology shift requires so, a motherboard replacement could even be performed at a reasonable cost), including those features which would seem (at least at first glance) to be of importance in your particular situation (in no particular order) : high FSB, SATA, newer memory technology (DDR2), PCI-Express, etc. Not to say mobile machines will not support these features as well - just on a slower implemented technology curve. Small form factor/mini-itx/nano-itx solutions are extremely appealing for machines that require some portability or environments that face space issues. If you've not researched this possibility thoroughly, believe you should do so.
From your own description, it sounds as though the machine will be stationary most of its days.
To that end, will offer this one piece of mild wisdom in closing : avoid a desktop replacement purchase if at all possible. Unless powerful portability on a regular basis (at least 4 to 5 days out of every given week) is an absolute necessity, alternative paths should strongly be considered, even so far as to suggest a small form factored machine as a "home" unit coupled with a very lightweight, long battery life (and much more inexpensive) notebook as an "away" unit. The reasoning is this : it is always far easier/more cost effective/etc to deal with a non-notebook machine than the opposite. Having owned various notebooks for the past 12+ years, I can personally attest to this, as undoubtedly those owners with similar experience would.
Do hope this helps, and good luck with your endeavor.
Originally Posted by LivingFree
Try hauling your desktop to class for taking notes and then home for the weekend and then over to your buddy's room and then back to your room and then to class and then back.... If you can afford just one computer for school, make it one that will fit into your lifestyle!