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April 7, 2014

New Presentation Laptop

Filed under: Computinating — Kevin Feasel @ 6:00 pm

My current presentation laptop is a 2-core machine with (maxed out) 4 GB of RAM.  That’s fine for doing basic work, but was really getting long in the tooth and prevented me from doing more interesting scenarios, like having several virtual machines interacting at once.

As a result, I decided to upgrade.  I ordered an Asus N550-JV-DB72T notebook.  By default, this comes with a slow hard drive and 8 GB of RAM, but I ended up bumping that to 16 GB of RAM and a 250 GB solid state drive.  At this point, my new laptop will be a bit more powerful than my current desktop machine, and will definitely allow me to do more complicated demos.

I might have a full review of the laptop after I receive it, but that won’t be for at least another week or so.

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  1. What OS? Did you get a good deal on it?

    Comment by Tony Demchak — April 8, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    • Windows 8.1 but I will install VMware Player immediately. As for a good deal, it ended up being a little under $1400. I might have been able to save a few extra bucks but I wanted something very high-end and didn’t feel like cracking the case open and modding it myself.

      Comment by Kevin Feasel — April 8, 2014 @ 10:15 am

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