Laptop choices

Gary Kline kline at tao.thought.org
Wed Nov 23 22:37:08 GMT 2005


On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 09:05:05PM +0100, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Wednesday, 23 November 2005 at 11:42:17 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 23, 2005 at 08:19:07PM +0100, Bartosz Fabianowski wrote:
> >>> Or, can the touch pads be disabled in the bios?
> >>
> >> I have a Dell Inspiron 8600C, which only has a touch pad. ...
> >>
> >> Of course, this is not a Thinkpad clone, but it is a very good laptop
> >> nonetheless (especially the awesome 15.4" 1920x1200 screen).
> >
> > 	That is *outsanding* resolution!!!  I'm looking at some real
> > 	good deals on ebay ...  think I'll check the Thinkpads.  See
> > 	if they've come down.  Like to find another one without XBill's
> > 	stuff.
> 
> This is one of the reasons I use Dell (the other is that I prefer them
> to ThinkPads, the only other machines that support this resolution).
> My machine has the 1920x1200 screen.  It's so much better than the
> standard 1024x768 that you have to see it to understand.
> 

	I wish some EE and ME would design a mouse-pad with a slight
	tilt to steer the mouse; I think that would be a great improvment
	on the current scratch mousepad.  Similarly with Thinkpad's tiny
	joystick.  I've tried my wife's Dell l'top....  

	Agree that the Thinkpad's screen res is drawback; the 1920x1200
	is a ++major.

	gary


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