Or just a student that saves well and only buys big things every once in a while... I also don't really have a social life so I don't spend money on that... I also have a summer job and make ~300 dollars a week, and I got about 2000 dollars in grad money you can figure out the math I think
Soviet - I'm planning to put together a docking set up of some kind where I currently have my 6 yr old desktop, so I thought it would be nice to leave one there and keep the other in a notebook bag.
It doesn't look like there are many good 3rd party docking solutions for notebooks. I suppose I could use a USB hub for mouse, keyboard and printer, but then I'd still have to plug in the power, speaker cable, and monitor every time I use it. It's not the end of the world to have to plug in 4 things, but do you have any advice on an alternative?
I currently use my laptop mostly 'docked'. I have a usb hub that handles the mouse, keyboard and NC2000, the 2nd screen, power, ethernet, speakers and printer have to be manually plugged in, but that's not too much hassle. I use a creative x-fi xtreme audio notebook to power my 7.1 system, so that's only 1 plug, and for some reason my printer doesn't like going through a USB hub, but hey, I only unplug it all ~once a week
Thanks for the heads up theriko, sounds like a USB Hub and then a couple other "plug ins" is the way to go.
It looks like a number of display companies are transitioning to 16:9 1080p notebook screens. I'm guessing that I would be better of with a 16:10 1050p to match the resolution of my 8662, is that accurate?
Would plugging my 1050p notebook into a 16:9 1080p display cause problems?