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Old 10-02-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
 
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i just got a new laptop today from Fijitsu siemens. Its pretty low spec with 60 gig hard drive 512 meg of ram and DVD burner but compared to my old intel pentium 2 its absolutly amazing. does any one else have a similar laptop and can they recomend any cool softwhere programs.

Also do you guys take your laptops while traveling? (may seem a stupid question but now i have a good laptop i want to take it abroad)
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i left my laptop at home after packing everything and seeing how much weight it all really was... it was something that as much as i knew i wanted to take it i know i'd be worried about losing it all the more. i left it at home and it didn't mess up my trip much but that fact that i had to pack extra memory cards for my camera and make sure i had all my music on my mp3 player.

so think about the weight and what would happen if you got it stolen.
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I'd leave it, unless you need it for work or something. Internet cafes are usually cheap and usually plentiful. I could see some advantages regarding photos, etc.; but personally I'd be worried about harming it-- let alone theft-- and the weight of the damn thing on my back.

Better safe than sorry, especially regarding an expensive piece of electronic equipment. But congrats on the purchase.
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I know nothing about my laptop and I just bought it (with hubby on the phone) so can't help with those questions.

I agree - unless you need it for work, don't bring it. It's heavy, it's fragile and it's quite the target theft wise. I took mine to Europe with me, but left it with family. It was too much to haul around and I was so paranoid.
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