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Need to replace my laptop, what are you using (desktop + laptop?)
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Post 16 made on Monday February 20, 2012 at 23:40
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On February 20, 2012 at 20:04, cgav said...
Anyone who purchases that over an iMac (at that listed cost) should be shot in the face. Like they do to injured racehorses. Just put that person out of their misery.

Depends on what you get for the entry price. I saw a BD player and SSD logo. That could easily make the HP a great deal. If the monitor has a touchscreen option i might get one.
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OP | Post 17 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 02:30
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On February 20, 2012 at 08:41, longshot16 said...
Thinkpad with SSD and docking station. Windows 7. I have one from over a year ago and it is robust (build wise) and runs perfectly.

I've read so much about SSD's and using them for booting only and data, etc on a second hdd. I went on Lenovos site and got really confused at what to get and how to order one. Questions like getting "XP MODE" will use more memory. What's XP Mode? I can order no optical in configuration area then it asks getting a Sata Raid 0 or 1? I need some guidance, help. I just don't want to order something I don't need or not order something that I do need?
Post 18 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 02:54
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I'm running the earliest version of the unibody 17" Macbook Pro. I special ordered it with the anti-glare screen. About 3 years old now, and it runs great! If I need to do serious work, I boot directly to windows 7 with boot camp, but vmware fusion 3 works pretty well when I want to also do mac stuff. Fusion got a little funky when I upgraded to Lion, so I think I might need to spend the money and upgrade to the newest version. I would recommend this setup to anyone in our industry. I am able to keep my PC partition very clean as all it is running is industry software. I do all almost all of my internet activity on the mac side, including vendor software downloads. This keeps windows very stabile.
Post 19 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 09:21
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+1. To a laptop and docking station hooked up to multiple monitors
I think with a MacBook you can daisy chain thunderbolt displays ??

PSS. Xp mode is a virtual windows XP machine that runs inside of windows 7 professional It's great if you have older software that isn't compatable with windows 7 64 bit.
Raid is probably not necessary but google it and see if stripping r mirroring is something you specifically need.

The w520 is a great machine to use as a desktop replacement. I got mine with the docking station and havnt even thought about using a desktop again.
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OP | Post 20 made on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 11:23
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On February 21, 2012 at 09:21, Stryker said...
+1. To a laptop and docking station hooked up to multiple monitors
I think with a MacBook you can daisy chain thunderbolt displays ??

PSS. Xp mode is a virtual windows XP machine that runs inside of windows 7 professional It's great if you have older software that isn't compatable with windows 7 64 bit.
Raid is probably not necessary but google it and see if stripping r mirroring is something you specifically need.

The w520 is a great machine to use as a desktop replacement. I got mine with the docking station and havnt even thought about using a desktop again.

Stryker, Thanks for the input. It's got me thinking about laptop and dual displays working for me.
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