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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:18 pm 
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Puppy wrote:
QWERTY Andreas wrote:
Im looking forward to have a new "up to date, pocketable computer": https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-la ... --2#/story
Interesting concept, especially the mechanical keyboard. Unfortunately there is no mobile Internet connection.


I have had it for some months now. I think there are a lot of "nice to have" stuff that are missing. But at the price of 299$, i don't think its too bad.

For mobile internet i tether my Lumia 950XL for 4G/LTE. So thats not the biggest concern.

And batterylife is impressive at over 7h of use when not playing games :thumbs-UP: (Actually i haven't "tested" it, since i yet have to run it dry)

//Andreas

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:22 pm 
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I travel with a Dell XPS 11, the screen is a killer for viewing photos (I like photographing).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Puppy wrote:
Unfortunately there is no mobile Internet connection.


I am still using my Thinkpad 8 as my primary mobile computer and have to say that its built-in WWAN has gotten me addicted to having internet access wherever I go (on a real computer rather than a smartphone). I have continued to enjoy its pocketability, and it's really nice to be able to use it in either landscape or portrait orientation. Its having an HDMI port is also convenient -- most other similarly sized, professional grade Windows tablets (e.g. the Dell Venue 8 ) lack an HDMI port. I wonder if there will ever be a pocketable Windows tablet with an InfinityEdge-like bezel, so the screen would be close to 9" rather than 8.3". That would be my dream mobile computer!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:47 am 
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Hello,

I have travelled with a very little PC, the Spiga, made by Sagemcom (and it's french, cocorico ! :) ).
http://www.minimachines.net/promos-et-s ... -8-3g-4842

Unfortunately, the battery life isn't nice, no more than 2 hours when the battery was still OK.
I prefer to take a Thinkpad with me. I travelled a lot with one of my X31, or more recently, the X200. Not as little as the Spiga, but I can do all I do at home. :)

W.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:16 am 
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pianowizard wrote:
I wonder if there will ever be a pocketable Windows tablet with an InfinityEdge-like bezel, so the screen would be close to 9" rather than 8.3". That would be my dream mobile computer!
No, Windows tablets are dead unfortunately. There might be an ARM based devices having the limited Windows Cloud OS but chance you get non-crippled OS in tablet is very low.

HP Pro Tablet 608 has USB-C port you can use for video output.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:38 pm 
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Funnily enough, a few months ago I pulled out my X301 that I bought from here and re-installed my SSD into it.

I have since fallen totally in love with the machine. I did purchase a T430s from e-bay which I am somewhat looking forward to. (More on that later). But in terms of lightness, this machine is by far the lightest laptop I have ever used. I'm still amazed by how light it is. It's CPU handles everything I need from a machine today with a few workarounds. I am only using Linux on the machine (BunsenLabs) and the only thing that really gives me any kind of CPU stress so far is Youtube @ 720. I bought the T430s as an experiment. First off I wanted to try the new keyboard and secondly for a bit more CPU power which is the only issue I have with the X301.

I'm hoping the weight difference between the 2 machines isn't that noticeable. Thinkwiki puts it thusly:

X301 - 1.33 - 1.42kg (2.19 - 3.15lbs)
T430s - 1.79kg (3.94lbs)

So on paper it is heavier but I'm curious how it feels in the hand. If it's too heavy I might sell it and go for an X230s. Thinkwiki didn't have the weight info but according to Lenovo:

X230s - 2.96lbs or 1.34kg which puts it pretty much at the same weight as my X301.

I don't need much CPU grunt from a laptop. Just enough to handle the following (in no order)

1. E-mail using OWA or gmail.com
2. RDP sessions
3. Shell sessions (cmd or linux cli) for various network tests
4. Web browsing (I block ads and scripts which really speeds things up)
5. Streaming media @ 480 or 720p. I mostly listen to YouTube streams on Buddhist teachings (ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPk-pxhyYeg), background music or video's on old school big iron like SUN/SGI gear because it's fun to do so.

That's about it. Of course picture viewing using w/e pic viewer comes with the OS. In this case it's Mirage. In Windows I use the built in one. Works fine.

I still have a Precision M4800 with a quad core i7 and 16GB of RAM and an Optiplex 790 with 16GB of RAM, a 1GB 550ti and 250GB SSD at my shop w/dual LCD's. But those machines were free. I don't "need" the CPU power.

I've been making a lot of changes in my life. Key among them is evaluating need vs want. My inner geek wants the latest and greatest, tons of cores, son on a so forth. Just to say I have it. On the flip side it's also a ton of fun to squeeze the last bit of performance out of a machine. I guess what I'm getting at is a realization and acceptance of the fact that pursuing the whole gotta have the best mentality was costing me money and of course had gear piling up everywhere. Not good for me. I've purged almost everything. It feels great too.

Kind of went off topic there, but whatever. Thanks for reading it / letting me share it.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:49 am 
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pianowizard wrote:
When you want to travel as light as possible but must bring a laptop along, what's your laptop of choice? As many of you know, I am obsessed with traveling light.

I arrange for a laptop to be waiting for me at my destination. Saves weight, and gives me something to look forward to.

When travel weight is less of a concern, I tote my x60s around, and arrange for just an adapter to be waiting at my destination.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:24 pm 
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psion mx5 ;)

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