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Desktop Replacement Laptop Life

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Marjnal, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. Marjnal

    Marjnal Thread Starter

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    I am considering replacing my 4 year old desktop with a 17" Laptop. My computer is in our guest room. The room is used frequently and it would be nice to be able to just remove the computer when guests are visiting. I have never left my desktop on all of the time and don't plan to do anything different. I use the Power Management program to shut things down during periods that it is not being used.

    It is safe to assume that a Laptop could have a 4-5 year lifespan with this type of use?.

    Regards, Al
     
  2. kimsland

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    Actually you didn't say what use. (What programs / games / applications)

    But I'd say the laptop is a better choice for you here
     
  3. Marjnal

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the response. I am retired and use it for Internet, word processing and some simple games. It would make life easier to be able to remove it from the guest room. It probably wouldn't leave the house, so battery life wouldn't be an issue.

    Regards, Al
     
  4. Wino

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    I have a 9550C Gateway lappy desktop replacement that was used heavily as primary office PC, and of course, travel. It was on 8-10 hrs. a day M-F and some use on weekends at home. Only problem I have had was batteries.........go thru about 1-yr. average. Unit is 4-5 yrs old and no signs of letting up.

    I used a port replicator and standard monitor and KB/mouse in the office. Undock it and hit the road when needed.

    I'm semi-retired and so only use same lappy now for travel, but do keep it synced with desktop I use in home business.

    If you're not into gaming and heavy graphics / DVD rendering, a desktop replacement laptop is the way to go.
     
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