A Xentex Flip-pad Voyager
originally priced at around $5000!!!
hmmm.. wonder if he'll ship to the uk??
Laptops are designed to be portable, so a 19.5in machine is really defeating the object. Unless, that is you buy one that folds up. Now, thanks to one eBayer, you can. Folding_laptop_01 Hinges allow the laptop to fold and for its screen(s) to be rotated An intrepid eBay seller has posted a Xentex-brand prototype laptop …
Yeah , i've worked on a few laptops that have resisted my attempts to
introduce this feature , i'll just have to invest more money in the appropriate service technology , my current axe just aint sharp enough.
I hear that Rock tried to do this but they made an error and went "supersize" and the whole friggin company folded instead , shame , their
hardware was well above average , this baby may well attract the kind
of person who thinks stuff like the Oric Atmos was/is .....BRILLIANT!.....
A $5000 "very powerful" (according to that review) machine, is worth only a fraction of its cost a mere 5 years later.
And it couldn't run Vista.
Makes you think about if it'd be worth spending 2 grand on that gaming laptop in todays Reg hardware reviews.
2 grand today, obsolete doorstop in a few years.
God i hate computers.
Yeah, the big plus of PCs (and, if you think about it the reason that MS Dos/Windows was as much an incredible achievement as it is now a pain in the arse), is the ability to mix & match hardware. With a desktop, you can slowly upgrade, piece by piece, giving you great value for money on your original purchase.
I've tried to do the same with my Inspiron 8100, but have hit the wall (and would have hit it a lot sooner if they hadn't put a I394 port in it - it has USB 1.0 FFS!). Why buy a high end laptop for gaming - in two years it won't be top of the line any more, and it'll be hard to upgrade.
Plus those coffee-house chicks are going to be more impressed with the Mac user & his copy of Ulysses than your mad WoW skillz, anyway...
'Plus those coffee-house chicks are going to be more impressed with the Mac user & his copy of Ulysses'
Most Mac owners I know think Ulysses is an Italian car ;)
Your point is valid though, the PC Im typing this on was originally bought back back in 1980 (still got the receipt from Escom) and has suffered continual periodic upgrading ever since ! The fact that the only original part is the floppy (I dont use it but last time I checked it worked) is irrelevant, at no point have I ever bought a new PC !
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