My HP laptop has the F5 key right below the off-on toggle button for the wifi. Cut my connection more times than I can count -per week- trying to refresh my green-screen and reload my browser.

Wife and step-kids got me an iMac for my birthday, first iMac. I like it a lot, but under-use its capabilities, I know.

4 GB memory, almost 500 GB disk capacity, nice screen. Just not portable but I'm not complaining. :(

But what about a 5250 emulator? What is there?


On 11/21/11 11:22 AM, Vern Hamberg wrote:

I'm loving the HP dv7-6195us that i now lug around - 17 inch, 1TB, 8
core i7 intel, 8GB memory - it's the entertainment-directed, has
separate graphics card - Radeon HD 6770M - my son is intensely envious.

Seeing a used one on ebay for just under 900 - needs power cord - has
9-cell battery, long battery life. New ones are between 1100 and 1200

The one thing that really irritates me is the absolutely stupid choice
to put Ins on the keyboard as an Fn key over prt sc - sheesh!! No way to
flip it as you can do with regular Fxx keys.

Oh, and it has a separate numeric keypad - and it IS heavy!!

Oh yeah, really nice sound - even has a subwoofer of sorts underneath


On 11/21/2011 9:20 AM, Jeff Crosby wrote:

My youngest son will graduate next spring with a degree in Informatics.
When asked what he would like for Christmas and graduation, he replied he
wants a new laptop to replace his 4-year-old Dell.

I haven't followed laptops recently. What do some of you who have made
fairly recent purchases recommend?


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