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- Howard Kaikow
April 1, 2005, 9:25 pm
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TV, staring into space or doing other non-productive activities, when I
could really got a lot done if I had a notebook computer in my lap when I
just cannot summon the energy or desire to go sit in front of the desktop.
I was thinking that I'd need something with a large screen as most of what I
would be doing would be VB/VBA/VB.NET programming, testing, and writing
associated documentation, usually HTML files.
Not to mention that I have serious eye problems and probably need a large
I figure that if I have a notebook computer, then whilst, say, watching a
football game that might take 3 hours, even if I get only 15-30 minutes of
work done, that sure adds up.
Or, I could surf newsgroups, web sites and read email whilst watching TV.
Just getting those tasks out of the way would make me much more productive
on a desktop.
I've already got a wireless router on the desktop, so, if I am lucky, I
might be able to network from downstairs to upstairs (or just use a very
looong cable). I use dial-up modem, and would use phone connection
What would be a good notebook for such a couch potato?
http://www.standards.com /; See Howard Kaikow's web site.
Re: Couch potato notebook
Just a suggestion but try a projector and a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Cost about the same as a good laptop these days and doubles as a Hell of a
bigscreen TV if you have a tuner.
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