I have two devices which are desktop and laptop that has been used for 3 years and also AMD Phenom X3 based desktop purchased in August 2009. Usually I am more likely to use desktop for everyday purposes ranging from working on my final project, playing PC games and trying new software consider to the technical specification which are more sophisticated than my laptop.
AMD Phenom X3 2.4 Ghz
2 GB DDR2 RAM
SEAGATE 250 500 GB 7200 rpm SATA II
DA VGA GeForce 9600GT 512mb
Monitor LG 17 ‘non wide
Altec Lansing ATP5
Compared with my laptop specs compaq V3125AU
AMD Turion 64 1.6 GHZ
1 GB DDR2
SEAGATE 160 GB 7200 purchased separetly (80 GB by default)
GeForce Go 6150
8800Mah Battery purchased separately to replace the old existing 4300Mah which it couldn’t longer deal with 160GB HDD power consumption (currently it works to last about 2.5 to 3.5 hours with normal use).
Coincidencely all AMD but I am not a fanboy, previously I was using an Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz HT for desktop around 2003 until late 2007. Unfortunately due to a bad PSU, my computer is damaged permanently (the motherboard getting burnt). And now with my limited cash, AMD is the better choice for computing.
Actually, as a functions for my final project and meet my lecturer, my laptop is more useful but unfortunately it started frequently to crash. CMOS battery has running out so it often reset the BIOS, processor and 160GB HDD temperature are very hot and so it’s impossible to bring it without cooler. the heat from both components can causes fatal crash for such an important final task, so it seems too risky to delegate all my task to the laptop.
Although most tasks can be handled by a desktop, mobility is the main constraint so it is quite difficult to completely turn away from the laptop. I had thought to buy a laptop again (I Want MBP:)) but it seems unworthed for now to spent the money again before I have graduated from my bachelor degree.
The Solutions for mobility seems to exist from my mother’s new laptop. It’s a dell 13.3 inch, using sophisticated intel i-series processor and ATI 4350 VGA mobile version. This laptop is rarely used, so this is the right moment to use this laptop for my purposes.