An 18 pound $9000 laptop

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May 6th, 2017 at 7:48:15 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Shipping box


This is the heaviest and most expensive laptop in the world.

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid and impractical. I want one.
May 6th, 2017 at 8:01:24 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Pacomartin
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Stupid. Stupid. Stupid and impractical. I want one.


Haha... I enjoyed that.
May 6th, 2017 at 11:13:56 PM permalink
rxwine
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I'd like to own it for one day just so I could lug it into one of our busy Starbucks and set it up.

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May 7th, 2017 at 1:48:32 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Pacomartin
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid and impractical. I want one.
What on earth do people do with such a machine? Look at cat videos at high speed? Take umpteen terrabytes to Starbucks? Would they drag an Encyclopedia Set to go get a Latte? Magnetic grip on touchpad? I thought it was best to keep magnets away from chips?
May 7th, 2017 at 4:20:06 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
What on earth do people do with such a machine?


They are designed for gamers. The same company makes laptops with ferrari logos, for people who just want a cool looking equipment.

May 7th, 2017 at 5:20:38 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Yeah, gamers ... I should have known. Its something rather alien to me but I just found out a local mechanic plays several different computer games a day.
May 7th, 2017 at 9:15:16 AM permalink
miplet
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Quote: rxwine
I'd like to own it for one day just so I could lug it into one of our busy Starbucks and set it up.

"All Your WiFi! is Mine!"
I just bring my desktop.
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May 7th, 2017 at 9:45:07 AM permalink
Nareed
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I don't think my long gone Toshiba portable weighed that much, but then again it might have.

Monochrome orange CGA screen (128 shades! I think), 80286 processor (which I'm sure had a running speed of some sort), a whopping 1 (O-N-E) megabyte RAM, ports of all sorts (except USB), a 3.5" HD (for high-density) floppy drive and a 40 megabyte hard drive.

It ran on MS DOS 4.01, and I used it a lot to connect to the internet using a terminal program, an external modem (so slow it's not even mentioning the "faster" one I got later on) and TELNET to connect elsewhere for email, Usenet groups and even a primitive, and frustrating, form of web with an all-text program called LINKS.
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May 7th, 2017 at 1:56:58 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Nareed
I don't think my long gone Toshiba portable weighed that much, but then again it might have.


My desktop weighs only 1.5 pounds and will attach to the back of a 7 lb television. So it isn't anywhere near 18 pounds.
May 8th, 2017 at 8:07:26 AM permalink
Dalex64
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The Commodore SX-64 weighed 23 pounds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_SX-64
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