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Old 01-31-2007, 02:33 PM   #15
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The only time I bring our tower computers in the Overlander, it is because we are about to get blown away by a hurricane, and the danger of hardware failure is outweighed by imminent destruction by nature. Go with a good laptop, and keep things simple in your life.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:28 PM   #16
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There are some great deals out on used Mac G4 towers and later model Imacs. Even the older G3s still run great and will run OSx. I have 75 of these at work and they outrun the Dell PC in reliability all the time. They are 5 and 6 yrs old and have run 5 days a week all day long.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:50 PM   #17
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We had a pc tower in the trailer our first 4 months on the road, even though it was very secure when we moved, sometimes the ram would jiggle out of the slot.

Now we both use laptops.
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If you have a tower PC and are going to travel with it then you need to learn how to "park" the hard drive. That or swap the drive for a laptop type drive which is designed to take the travel.
I have a "wall top" in my rig, and a lap top...er actually two lap tops now... don't ask. The WT is a mobile desktop solution built about 4 years ago by Industrial Flower Factory up in NH. It has all the bells and whistles of a lap top including the PCMCIA card slot, Flash memory slot, etc etc. It is very sturdy and is screwed to the wall. Even so the drive only lasted about 3 years with all my driving. It's hooked to a nice 20" flat panel and a laser printer... and networked to the laptop on the doghouse / nav station.
Anything is possible.... just keep adding computers.
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