J_RaD - 5:37 pm on Sep 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
laptops...hmm I really don't have anything nice to say about laptops no matter who makes them, they ALL run way to hot, and suck down way too much juice, which makes them not so portable.
what is the point of a mobile computer if you have to have it on a desk cause it will roast your legs and must have the power cord plugged up or your battery goes dead.
that being said AMD's chips have dropped in watts and heat, my new 3.0ghz mulit core runs much cooler then my old 2.5 single core. As long as you stay out of the AMD "black editions" they are pretty good with power and heat.... then again its a laptop, its going to be a heat dissipation nightmare anyway.
Another kind of rant i have on laptops is performance, price, portability.
to get a fast machine you have to spend a lot, its not portable at all, and it runs hot as living hell, unless you turn on all your power management which turns your fast computer back into a slow one.
You could have a fast desktop plus a very portable netbook for the price some a middle of the road junky laptop.
intel atom processors with an nvidia ion (optimus) video chipset is where its at for portable netbooks.
to me, laptops are now a total waste, fast desktop + portable efficient netbook, and keeping whatever data i need at the time synced on both is the perfect combo.
I can't drop my desktop
I can't spill a drink on my desktop
Nobody can steal my desktop
I've got endless upgradeable space and performance on my desktop.
My desktop gets backed up on a set schedule cause its not moving around or on the backseat of my car.
I have a nice big keyboard, lots of big screens, home theater rivaling sound system etc etc etc.
call me crazy but I think a good solid desktop + very portable useful netbook is the way to go... death to the laptop.