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  1. myming

    myming Thread Starter

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    hello all,

    ok, so i'm a bit slow here -

    all my time in cyber space has been spent on a desktop and now i'm considering something
    portable.

    if i get a laptop and take it somewhere, it does not need to be connected to anything because
    it runs on batteries, correct ?
    are they less secure than desktops or does it depend on the security programs i download ?

    thank you.
     
  2. DaveA

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    Batteries do not last for forever so always carry your power cord with you.
    Depending of your machine and battery, they last UP to about 6 hours, but some with age are less than 2 hours.

    They are no more a security risk as long as you continue to use the normal AV and other protection and smart browsing.
    When connected to the internet, make sure that your network setting is set to "Public" so other machines will be blocked.
     
  3. myming

    myming Thread Starter

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    hello daveA,

    thank you for your informative advice.

    what brand would you recommend ?
     
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    Well, We have used and like Sony's.

    You may be able to find some using the VAIO line.
     
  5. myming

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    hi dave,
    why sony ?
    why vaio line ?

    thank you.
     
  6. DaveA

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    Our first laptop was a Toshiba and we had nothing but trouble, then we bought a Sony and they all have been great. We both have one, the wife's is a Windows 7 and mine is Windows 8.1.
    I use mine mainly for doing presentations using a LCD projector.
     
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