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And here I was thinking "chainsaw" when you said the new 'fridge wouldn't fit.
Your story reminds me of a time I helped a friend get an old refrigerator out of a basement. The basement steps had been replaced and the doorway modified since the refrigerator had been placed downstairs. It took us a couple hours, a couple 'come-along's, and partial disassembly of the doorway to get the thing out.
I would set the budget then go for the best you can get for that amount. I'd hate to try and spec a machine at the low end, the variations are mind boggling. I would assume that EVERY laptop you could buy will do the minimum you are asking for.
We bought one a few years ago, a net book I think they were called, it did everything we were after and was light and easily portable. It was only ever used for travel as we use a tricked up desktop at home. We then got a laptop that I could use for development, just. Total waste of money, it only ever gets used for email and browsing.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Well, we all know us aussies like to get legless, so he'll fit right in. With the trial coming to an end, he may even be afforded the status that should make him a quasi local - legless criminal.. (I'll get my hat)
That is SO awesome! Can't wait for the day it becomes as available to the public as paintball! Somebody is going to get their ass kicked (most likely me, but what the heck )
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous ----- The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 ----- I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time