I only have a laptop in the office...

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ManDate's picture
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What do you think?  My office space is limited right now.  So I only have brought in a laptop (just starting out indy).  I have a very nice 21 inch flat screen monitor and nice dell box at home office that I COULD bring in here, but I kind of prefer the laptop.  This is a minor issue - and I have asked some long-term clients what they thought - but wanted to get your opinion on the matter.  Cause I like you.

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Why would you ask your clients?   Nobody cares about your computer.

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Why do you date men?

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anonymous wrote:Why would you ask your clients?   Nobody cares about your computer.
LOL

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My Inner Child wrote:Why do you date men?
Because my name is ManDate!  

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I think clients like a clean and sophisticated office.  Personally, I find a laptop a bit harder to work on.
I would get a big flat screen.
We still don't understand your handle.

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Keep the laptop, but invest in a docking station, wireless keyboard/mouse and larger screen for when you use it in the office.

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I use a laptop and added an additional flat screen LCD monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse.  This way you can use both screens at once.  I like it better than the docking station.  Plus, it looks cool having two monitors on your desk.

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ManDate wrote:My Inner Child wrote:Why do you date men?
Because my name is ManDate!   So are you a pitcher or a catcher?

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Gone Indy wrote:I use a laptop and added an additional flat screen LCD monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse.  This way you can use both screens at once.  I like it better than the docking station.  Plus, it looks cool having two monitors on your desk.I have exactly the same setup and I like it far more than using a docking station.  I do have a wired keyboard, however, because I don't like having to change the batteries all the time.  Having the two screens is very nice for productivity.

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I got the Dell XPS M2010   http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xps nb_m2010?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19   which is like a laptop on steroids. The keyboard and the mouse are Bluetoothed, the screen is 20.1 inches diagonal and give a beauty of a picture. It burns cds and DVDs (good for copying docts and storing them) takes in SD cards too (along with floppy and jump drive, not a big deal, but it has come in handy. The processor and everything is in the base and the whole thing will fold down and I can carry it off if I go away for a extended time.
Another plus is that it has a battery, so it has it's own power backup built in. The keyboard has a built in rechargable battery.
Overall I love it, there are parts I don't like though, sometimes the bluetooth needs to wake up before the keyboard will work (same with the mouse). I can blooth my cell phone to the computer, but I haven't used that functionality.
Mr. A
 

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I guess the difference is that it works as a desktop, and has desktop power (I am under the impression that you give up power with a laptop.)
Mr.A

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Mr. A,

   Your new XPS looks wild! It's about time dell stoped making pieces of crap. I wish you luck with your cool new toy!

P.S. Your right, I'm jealous

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Thanks,
I must say that this is the first piece of tech that I bought that has the heft of "REALITY'' to it. It's like it's a real tool, built solid and firm, not some shaped plastic "I'll break" POC that is too expensive.
Mr. A  

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