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Old August 28, 2012, 11:33 PM
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when it comes to laptops, i would be more interested in the ones that have point sticks.

oh my God, i have such hate and bitterness towards the touchpad. it makes it so hard to navigate sometimes. and right now im using a laptop that has a touchpad that has to return to the void.

the "HP Mini 210 1010nr"

even if it wasnt this model. even if it wasnt HP i would still hate the touch pad because all you do is just swipe. why did they get rid of the ingenious invention? the point stick? are alot of people really that illiterate on how to use the point stick?

anyway so i thought that since im getting that check from edward jones's cold. dead. hands. with a crowbar.

i might be able to save up for a good 300 dollar laptop that has a point stick. maybe 400.....arr. anystick, does anyone know of any laptops that are at least under 400 dollars that have point sticks?

the only one i could find is a lenovo T61 laptop but i feel that there might be a better one out there.
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Old August 29, 2012, 05:51 AM
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Yes they exist but not for that price point
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Old August 29, 2012, 01:35 PM
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You'll be looking to spend close to a grand for a business class IBm/Lenovo/HP with that.
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Old August 29, 2012, 02:12 PM
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A portable mouse is way cheaper than buying a new laptop. Most of the time you're putting a laptop down on a table or desk to use it so there's room to use a mouse.
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Old August 29, 2012, 04:49 PM
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A portable mouse is way cheaper than buying a new laptop. Most of the time you're putting a laptop down on a table or desk to use it so there's room to use a mouse.
thats true but then i wouldnt want to keep hooking the mouse up every time i want to use the laptop. its also a pain in the neck for me to game with sometimes because im not on a hard surface and i just want to lay around.

i also found this laptop. i really like it too. Newegg.com - Refurbished: ThinkPad SL Series SL410 Notebook Intel Core 2 Duo T6570(2.10GHz) 14.1" 2GB Memory 250GB HDD DVD±R/RW Intel GMA 4500MHD

i read someone where on the internet that some one was able to upgrade the laptop to a T9550. ill also be upgrading the laptop to a 120gb SSD and possibly put in some more ram if the WHOLE laptop is capable of handling the glorious powers of Windows 7 64 bit (planning on loading home premium).

any objections on the SL410 gentlemen? yes, i know its for business but i feel it meets my network needs and since i type and move the mouse cursor around alot. it also has a Intel GMA4500MHD which is able to run TF2 at 60FPS which im perfectly fine with.

so in a nutshell ill be using this for both...."home network administrating" and light multimedia use. i do mange some game and media servers around the house.
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You wouldn't be able to upgrade the CPU to a T9550, the T6570 uses a different chipset and has an FSB of 800 vs the T9550's 1066.
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Old August 29, 2012, 05:17 PM
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You wouldn't be able to upgrade the CPU to a T9550, the T6570 uses a different chipset and has an FSB of 800 vs the T9550's 1066.
well....i guess thats good. what you said has saved me spending 50 dollars, 4 hours, and a trip to the post office after finding it not compatible with the laptop.
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Old August 29, 2012, 06:55 PM
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i5 Thinkpad Edge can be had for cheap, comes with TrackPoint.
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Old August 29, 2012, 10:00 PM
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i5 Thinkpad Edge can be had for cheap, comes with TrackPoint.
where do you shop for your stuff? newegg? because im seeing them for 500 dollars....

either way....im still going for the SL410 unless someone changes my mind.

i wanna be sure im getting a good working laptop here.
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