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Recommendations for new company notebook


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#1 NCC1701C

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:55 AM

Greetings,

This is my first post.

I have a background in Software Development on the AS/400 and Hardware repair running my own biz.

I have just started this really cool job and they have asked me what kind of notebook I wanted.
My role is as IT Administrator, I will work with sharepoint, website development communicating with software vendors, fix server problems and desktops and notebooks. I need something reasonably grunty that can run virtual machines using virtual box.

Considerations include battery life (the longer the better, optical drive, bluetooth, 802.11G or N Wifi, cost (not too expensive I've just started with the company. Not too heavy and available in New Zealand.

+ anything else I haven't thought about.

Any thoughts?

I realise I can research myself but I am sure there will be somebody who has more experience making these decisions.

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 03:12 AM

I believe this would be suitable
Check out specifications

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:30 PM

I believe this would be <a href="http://www.mytoshiba.com.au/products/notebooks/satellite/pro/l500/psls4a-01g00l/overview#details" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">suitable</a>
Check out specifications


I've been impressed with the Dell E6510 Latitude which has 4 cores and haven't had any issues running VMware and Windows Hyper-V.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:37 PM

If it will be used in a mobile capacity. In and out of a car plus being carried a lot then Panasonic Toughbooks are the way to go. IMO
Pricey but worth every penny in durability.

Several different Families and models to choose from.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 03:54 PM

If it will be used in a mobile capacity. In and out of a car plus being carried a lot then Panasonic Toughbooks are the way to go. IMO
Pricey but worth every penny in durability.

Several different Families and models to choose from.


Whoa. Those are sweet!

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 08:12 PM

Check out the full line here.

The Military uses them in some of the toughest conditions and environments on earth.




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