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    Couch potato notebook

    I've long realized that I waste a lot if time in my Lazy Boy chair watching TV, staring into space or doing other non-productive activities, when I could really get a lot done if I had a notebook computer in my lap when I just cannot summon the energy or desire to go sit in front of the desktop.

    I was thinking that I'd need something with a large screen as most of what I would be doing would be VB/VBA/VB.NET programming, testing, and writing associated documentation, usually HTML files.

    Not to mention that I have serious eye problems and probably need a large screen anyway,

    I figure that if I have a notebook computer, then whilst, say, watching a football game that might take 3 hours, even if I get only 15-30 minutes of work done, that sure adds up.

    Or, I could surf newsgroups, web sites and read email whilst watching TV. Just getting those tasks out of the way would make me much more productive on a desktop.

    I've already got a wireless router on the desktop, so, if I am lucky, I might be able to network from downstairs to upstairs (or just use a very looong cable). I use dial-up modem, and would use phone connection downstairs.

    What would be a good notebook for such a couch potato?

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    Re: Couch potato notebook

    There seemed to be quite a bit of two-way conversation in these two threads, both started by you and not that long ago: <!post=30 Oct 2004,421980>30 Oct 2004<!/post> and <!post=4 Nov 2004.,423448>4 Nov 2004.<!/post> It appeared to me that you had already formulated some opinions on both brand names and features.

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    Re: Couch potato notebook

    <center>
    <hr>What would be a good notebook for such a couch potato?<hr>
    </center>A pencil and paper with a "To Do" list on the first page. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Couch potato notebook

    Why not try something new?. I'd be happy to help you with the new OS, but I suspect you wont need any! <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Couch potato notebook

    <img src=/S/shocked.gif border=0 alt=shocked width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/scold.gif border=0 alt=scold width=50 height=15> That is very unkind, and might cause <img src=/S/meltdown.gif border=0 alt=meltdown width=15 height=15> .

    John
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    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Couch potato notebook

    <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20> It might also relieve the symptoms of MS fever <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

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