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Old 03-31-2004, 06:18 AM   #1
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Rivet Information about computers (Cases, Laptops & More)

Just in time to feed those with, "Spring Creativities Fever".
Lately, there has been an increase interest among A/S owners to take the computer along while traveling.The choices of hardware are many but, the most common question one hears is:
How to best set up a system that's live-able. While no single answer can nor will address everyone's special needs.The following information may "spark" the creative flow toward a neater appearance and, workable solution.


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Old 03-31-2004, 06:54 AM   #2
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Nice! And not as expensive as I thought they would be...

Do they make any for laptops?

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Old 03-31-2004, 07:48 AM   #3
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The curbside "writing table" is perfect for a notebook computer and rechargable battery-powered Canon i70 or i80 inkjet printer. Nice for boondocking.
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Old 03-31-2004, 07:52 AM   #4
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Looks nice. But in just a quick peek, I'd think a laptop would be much less hassle--if I'm reading the link correctly.
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I'll agree on a laptop.
It is designed to be in a mobile environment and would offer a workable solution.
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Agree abt laptop usage

I completely agree about the versatilities of laptop.. In fact, I have two of them but, my main puter has tons more features than the laptops could ever dream of. Plus, with the 17" LCD NEC monitor not taking up very much foot space. This makes it at-least worth looking into, as I have a huge, empty dead space right next to the front door.This concept works perfectly for the use of this wall space..

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I can see how fulltiming might make that worth it or if you are still living in the PCI days where FireWire and USB wont' cut it....if you are not bound by blood to wintel box, then perhaps this 17" laptop:
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Twink,

Is that your Mac?

Cool!

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Old 03-31-2004, 06:33 PM   #9
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It is. The one in the pic is my primary computer....I have about 5 Macs!

Thanks!

I was using it in the Bambi last year. I had the main door open and there was a path next to the camper....some folks looked in and I overheard one say...hey they even make a laptop that looks like the camper!

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[QUOTE=53FlyingCloud] my main puter has tons more features than the laptops could ever dream of. >

Wow... What kind of features are you referring to?
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my main puter has tons more features than the laptops could ever dream of. >

Wow... What kind of features are you referring to?
I agree, what features? My laptop is almost the equal to my desktops, and nothing that a few more $$$ can't bring up to snuff. Laptop is a P4, 2.4 Ghz, windoze XP, 40 GB HD, 256 ram, DVD R+W, ethernet, etc, etc. What more could the average Airstreamer want?
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The first thing I'm going to do when we get our Safari Monday is put one of those white Apple stickers in the window. What a swell carrying case for my TiBook!
One of the justifications for getting it (almost 3 years ago) was it came with a dvd rom, so we could watch movies when we were boondocking. I even bought a spare battery, just in case the battery croaked before the film ended. Also our trailer was a 16 footer, so space was at a premium.

For the last 2+ years it's also been my primary business machine, which means I tote it back and forth to work everyday, and it runs and looks as good as when it was new. Unless one is doing professional sound or video editing, I'm not sure whether having the latest and the greatest is worth the cost. Not that there is anything wrong with the latest and greatest [drools all over Twink's 17" PBook]!
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my main puter has tons more features than the laptops could ever dream of. >

Wow... What kind of features are you referring to?
For starters,
The hard-drive is removable, cage supported from the front panel. (I have three 80 gigs WD, each with it's own WINXP O/S and, full complements of software.) The main chassis has 756mbs RamBus chips, Creative Audigy, (front panel control audio) 6 each USB2.0, 5.25 floppy drive, PlexWriter CD- RW 16/10/40, Panasonic DVD, "nVIDIA GeForce4 Video board w/256mbs, 1.8gigs P4 on ABIT motherboard (with 850 chip-set). 17" Multisync LCD 1765 monitor.
All on hi-speed cable, which regularly clocks at 3.2 to 3.4mb for my Internet.
Looking into WIFI for the future.(Traveling, you know?) HP's PSC2210 all in one printer/fax/scanner/copier and, numerous memory sticks inputs for photos work.

I know it's slightly dated but, it's so finely tuned..I'd hate to part with it in total favor of a laptop.
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For starters,
The hard-drive is removable, cage supported from the front panel. (I have three 80 gigs WD, each with it's own WINXP O/S and, full complements of software.) The main chassis has 756mbs RamBus chips, Creative Audigy, (front panel control audio) 6 each USB2.0, 5.25 floppy drive, PlexWriter CD- RW 16/10/40, Panasonic DVD, "G-Force Video board w/256mbs, 1.gigs P4 on ABIT motherboard (with 850 chip-set). 17" Multisync LCD 1765 monitor.
All on hi-speed cable, which regularly clocks at 3.2 to 3.4mb for my Internet.
Looking into WIFI for the future.(Traveling, you know?) HP's PSC2210 all in one printer/fax/scanner/copier and, numerous memory sticks inputs for photos work.

I know it's slightly dated but, it's so finely tuned..I'd hate to part with it in total favor of a laptop.
It may have a few grey hairs on it, but I am sure when you put it together it was pretty much state-of-the-art. It is personal preference, but I like my HD inside the 'puter. I have a bad habit of losing things, I would not want a wayward Hard Drive with a bunch of possibly sensitive info wandering about loose.
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