Which laptop?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by SnowLeopard2008, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    I need an extra computer, just something cheap to play around with. It's a Windows laptop. No, don't kill me just yet, I do web design and programming. I need to make sure my code works on both OSes and I feel the need to have two laptops. Here are my options:

    1. Used ThinkPad T42 ~ $250-$350
    1. New Dell Mini 9 ~ Windows w/ Webcam which is about $450ish.

    I'm leaning towards the ThinkPad, but it has an older processor. The Dell is newer and smaller (8.9" screen) and lighter.
     
  2. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    I think I would get the dell for; newest, nicest, smallest and probably easier to resell (being newer and all). Have Fun.
     
  3. David G. macrumors 65816

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    I would get the T42 because of the higher rez. screen and the awesome keyboard.:D
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

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    ^ yea this was what I was thinking, it is made by IBM and cheaper. any other ideas or thoughts?
     
  5. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Why not run Windows in Fusion or Parallels? Likely cheaper and easier since you'll have everything on one laptop.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

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    ^ that is what I'm trying to avoid. I hate putting all my eggs in one basket.
     

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