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    Default Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    I can't imagine what i'd use bluetooth for. I wouldn't rely on bluetooth headphones, or a bluetooth mouse.

    The only thing i can think of, is it would be cool if i can download my pictures/movies off of my cellphone onto my computer. Can it at least do that?

    Anyone have any practical uses for bluetooth? Otherwise i just won't include it.

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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    I did it so I can use a wireless mouse.

    On my last laptop I had to use the wireless USB adapter for my wireless mouse and it was WAY too easy to bend/brake.

    So it's worth the 20bucks to me to not have to worry about anything sticking out of my computer.
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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMSUDave View Post
    I did it so I can use a wireless mouse.

    On my last laptop I had to use the wireless USB adapter for my wireless mouse and it was WAY too easy to bend/brake.

    So it's worth the 20bucks to me to not have to worry about anything sticking out of my computer.
    That's the reason I got it, plus to transfer MP3s from my lappy to my cell.
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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    It's only 20 bucks...why not have it...20 bucks on a $1000+ purchase is nothing.

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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    i bought a bluetooth adapter for my desktop to transfer stuff from my phone, but then i found out it was much faster to use a microSD card, so meh.

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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    It will suck up more battery power, and a few services under your OS, unless you know how to disable it. If you ever need it, it's still only about $20, and easy to install.

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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    How much battery power could it possibly suck up if its not in use....
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0r View Post
    but don't hate on them for it. They make billions, and you're just a consumer..ONE consumer. You don't even make up 0.01% of their markup.

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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    you cant turn it off???

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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    Well here is something to consider. When i have bluetooth turned on with my BlackJack cell phone, even without using the headset it only takes 9 hrs and the battery is completely empty. When I don't have bluetooth turned on, I can get about 20 hrs of use...so it somehow sucks a ton of battery.

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    Default Re: Is the Bluetooth upgrade worth it?

    I'm still skeptical that BT will make that big of a difference on a notebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0r View Post
    but don't hate on them for it. They make billions, and you're just a consumer..ONE consumer. You don't even make up 0.01% of their markup.

 

 
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