Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

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What size laptop do you use?

12 inch or netbook
3
11%
13 inch
11
39%
14 inch
4
14%
15/16 inch
7
25%
17 inch+
3
11%
 
Total votes: 28

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HazelEyes
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Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby HazelEyes » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:19 am

My trusty ol' 13" Toshiba is on its last legs and I need to get a new laptop ASAP.

I’ve pretty much narrowed it down to a Dell something-or-other, because I can get a sweet deal through my current company.

I can't decide which size laptop to get. I'm very used to a 13" inch, which has its benefits with portability, but it's really annoying, because it’s impossible to see a full document properly on the screen. Until now it didn't matter because I always had a work computer to supplement.

Can anyone weigh in here?

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manbearwig
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby manbearwig » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:43 am

What's the biggest size you feel comfortable lugging to and from school each day?

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uwb09
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby uwb09 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:35 pm

i've always found 14 inch to be perfect, but i do a lot of photo editing so 13 inch is kinda pushing it. if i just did word processing/interweb browsing i might go for a 13 inch

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traehekat
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby traehekat » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:41 pm

The correct answer is it doesn't matter, just get an extra monitor.

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cardinalandgold
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby cardinalandgold » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:44 pm

I just bought a 15" and I feel like it is the perfect size.

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HazelEyes
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby HazelEyes » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:49 pm

I guess i'll have to go check out some stores to see! But keep the opinions coming...

Also, i really don't like the idea of hooking my laptop up to another monitor. I know I can, and it's easy and all, but i'd rather just have one laptop and be done with it.

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Bosque
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby Bosque » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:35 pm

I have a 17 inch Macbook pro and LOVE it. It is incredibly helpful when I am writing, as I can have multiple sources and my word window open at the same time. Anything smaller feels claustrophobic now. The full screen format PC I have at work is agonizing.

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StrictlyLiable
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby StrictlyLiable » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:48 pm

I plan on having a 15inch MBP.

Mal
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby Mal » Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:57 pm

Depends if you are the kind of person that studies from home. If so I would do netbook+desktop.

If you plan on spending time in the library then it depends on what you are comfortable carrying.

JOThompson
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Re: Question for people attending LS- What size laptop?

Postby JOThompson » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:00 pm

I'd get a 13" screen.




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