(O/T laptop & Photoshop)

> She should still get a Mac. Buy Parallels and run XP or Vista too. My
> Brother-in-law (Bil) uses a MacBook Pro to develop WebSphere websites/apps.
> He has a couple of virtual XP machines running plus OSX. It is incredibly
> fast.

I'm a very big fan of using VM software for both convenience and security but
I wouldn't use VMs just to see how web pages look in different machines. For
serious web developers, I highly recommend Browser Cam. (www.browsercam.com)
They'll send you screen shots of your pages in multiple browsers running on
multiple operating systems with or without Flash. The screen shots can be made
available to a public URL so the designer can show clients what the screens
would look like too.

Mark W.
Sorry for the off topic post. Looking for recommendations for a high end
laptop used for Web development work. Minimum spec's: dual core
processors, 2 gig of ram, dual hard drives, 17" high resolution display.
She will not consider a Mac due to existing applications. Mission
critical, must be rock solid & reliable ( excludes Dell... personal
bias).



Thanks,



Dan Shallbetter

States Electric Mfg.



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You should not exclude the Mac! You can use Bootcamp and run either Windows or Mac
OS X by rebooting. You get the best of both worlds.

Rick Sirow
Independent Components Corp.

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Shallbetter" <dans@...> wrote:
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> Sorry for the off topic post. Looking for recommendations for a high end
> laptop used for Web development work. Minimum spec's: dual core
> processors, 2 gig of ram, dual hard drives, 17" high resolution display.
> She will not consider a Mac due to existing applications. Mission
> critical, must be rock solid & reliable ( excludes Dell... personal
> bias).
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Dan Shallbetter
>
> States Electric Mfg.
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Dan,



I use a Compaq/HP X6100 series. Although this is a year old now, it is a
great desktop replacement laptop. It has the 17" widescreen with
"TruView" technology and the screen is crystal clear. Has built in
DVD/CD RW. I have used this for Photoshop and it does work great. The
best feature is the full-sized keyboard - yes, that's right it has the
number pad on the right side of the computer.



I highly recommend this laptop to everyone I see. If traveling, make
sure you get the extended life battery or multiple ones as the processor
will drain the battery quickly. It has built-in 6-n-1 card reader,
Expansion port, Firewire, port for an expansion drive, 4 USB ports, VGA
connection for an external monitor - if the 17" widescreen doesn't do it
for you :-), S-Video out, and last but not least docking capabilities.



The only real negative is that it is pretty heavy so if you get it,
better get a travel bag with wheels on it - LOL.



If I have some additional time today, I will try to find a link for you.



Oh did I mention the JBL speakers it comes with!!



Thanks,



Jason Claggett

Microsoft Small Business Specialist

MCP #3856159

2W Technologies, LLC

317.578.2393

jason@...

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Sorry for the off topic post. Looking for recommendations for a high end
laptop used for Web development work. Minimum spec's: dual core
processors, 2 gig of ram, dual hard drives, 17" high resolution display.
She will not consider a Mac due to existing applications. Mission
critical, must be rock solid & reliable ( excludes Dell... personal
bias).

Thanks,

Dan Shallbetter

States Electric Mfg.

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I have become a huge fan of the Sony Vaio laptops. Spendy but the screen images are stunningly crisp and clear. For web development and photo editing this would be a very decent laptop...espeially with the larger screen size. I have been very happy with the three of these we have so far and our President is getting one in June. The one hardware issue we had was a DOA screen backlight that was replaced on-site under warranty within 4 hours of calling Sony.
-Todd C.


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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Dan Shallbetter
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:24 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] (O/T laptop & Photoshop)



Sorry for the off topic post. Looking for recommendations for a high end
laptop used for Web development work. Minimum spec's: dual core
processors, 2 gig of ram, dual hard drives, 17" high resolution display.
She will not consider a Mac due to existing applications. Mission
critical, must be rock solid & reliable ( excludes Dell... personal
bias).

Thanks,

Dan Shallbetter

States Electric Mfg.

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She should still get a Mac. Buy Parallels and run XP or Vista too. My
Brother-in-law (Bil) uses a MacBook Pro to develop WebSphere websites/apps.
He has a couple of virtual XP machines running plus OSX. It is incredibly
fast.
Before the MacBook, Bil hauled both a IBM-Lenevo laptop and a Mac Pro
notebook. He migrated all the apps he could to OS X and now just uses his
XP VMs to develop Websphere. Adobe has a cross platform upgrade price and
if you have not yet upgraded to the CS3 suite...
My favorite story about how stable the machine is, he has a friend with a
Garmin GPS. His buddy's PC laptop running XP will not complete the update.
So Bil duplicates his clean XP VM. Downloads the Garmin updates, attaches
the GPS and syncs the "XP only" GPS. Flawless and immediate. Deleted the
new Garmin VM. It took longer to download the updates than create a new VM
and update the GPS.

My .02 cents,
David


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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Dan Shallbetter
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 9:24 AM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] (O/T laptop & Photoshop)



Sorry for the off topic post. Looking for recommendations for a high end
laptop used for Web development work. Minimum spec's: dual core
processors, 2 gig of ram, dual hard drives, 17" high resolution display.
She will not consider a Mac due to existing applications. Mission
critical, must be rock solid & reliable ( excludes Dell... personal
bias).

Thanks,

Dan Shallbetter

States Electric Mfg.

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This is definitely true of the dual purpose mac, you'd be able to test both
platforms and all browsers.. if that isn't something you'd want to look at
I'd suggest looking at the Dell Latitude D820.

On 4/19/07, ricksirow <rick@...> wrote:
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> You should not exclude the Mac! You can use Bootcamp and run either
> Windows or Mac
> OS X by rebooting. You get the best of both worlds.
>
> Rick Sirow
> Independent Components Corp.
>
> --- In vantage@yahoogroups.com <vantage%40yahoogroups.com>, "Dan
> Shallbetter" <dans@...> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry for the off topic post. Looking for recommendations for a high end
> > laptop used for Web development work. Minimum spec's: dual core
> > processors, 2 gig of ram, dual hard drives, 17" high resolution display.
> > She will not consider a Mac due to existing applications. Mission
> > critical, must be rock solid & reliable ( excludes Dell... personal
> > bias).
> >
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >
> >
> > Dan Shallbetter
> >
> > States Electric Mfg.
> >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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>
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>


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