|Jason Costomiris on Thu, 17 Apr 2003 09:06:05 -0400|
On Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 09:18:25AM -0400, Jason Costomiris wrote:On Saturday, April 12, 2003, at 01:46 AM, Paul wrote: Also, they weigh roughly a metric buttload.
And, in any case, 10 lbs? Sheesh. That's almost nothing.
Yes, 10 lbs isn't much to pick up and carry from one room to the next. Put it in a laptop bag and sling it over your shoulder. You'll be able to carry it, but your shoulder would sure rather have been carrying a bag that had a 5 lb notebook. Take a job that requires you to travel extensively and you'll see. When I first started my current job 2.5 years ago, I had a notebook that was almost 8 lbs with all the trimmings (CD, battery, power supply). Traded that in a year later for a Thinkpad T21 at under 5 lbs. Wow, amazing what a difference. My shoulder was thankful.
I've got (several, but only one working, so) an aging ThinkPad 760. It tips the scales at well more than, say, a new PowerBook, but if there's anything that bugs me about it, it's the *heat* that it produces on my lap (especially in this weather... tomorrow, I'll probably not care again, what with our expected 46 degree drop in high temperatures overnight tonight).
Yeah, I saw that news article about the PC laptop that burnt that guy's "little friend". Ouch.
If the complaint is that it's too heavy to carry... hit the damn gym, 'cause ten pounds is *nothing*. You were that much weight in *clothing* (count shoes and you double it; compare morning and evening and you probably triple it). If the complaint is that it's ten *more* pounds in addition to books/papers/whatever... get the hell out of the eighteenth century and carry those things on the laptop
Sure, but those 10 lbs of clothes is distributed over your entire body. The 10 lbs from the laptop is concentrated on a 2" x 4" area on your shoulder where the strap hangs. Unless of course you go backpack, which by the way, I highly recommend.
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