Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
I think I've found one. I'm waiting for an email back from the guy. Here's a pic of it. The guy was asking $500 for it but went down to $200 and it won't come with the wireless router. I can get those from a local guy for like $60
I'm still waiting on all the details of it though but I do know its an Hp computer with an AMD athlon (tm) xp processor 298mhz and microsoft xp.
Hmmm.... you do get what you pay for, s don't expect much from it!!
DH and I predominately use laptops. I have an Apple Powerbook G4 for home and an Apple MacBook Pro work laptop, and DH has a Dell Latitude D610 for home, and an IBM Thinkpad T43 for work. I love the Macs, but they're a bit pricey, and can be expensive to fix and for parts. DH's Dell was fairly cheap, but he's had some issues with it, and had bits replaced a few times - under warranty and they were very good about doing it fast. He wouldn't be too keen on getting another one though. We wasn't very excited about the IBM laptop, but has found it to be very durable, and much better than he expected, and would probably get an IBM if he got another home laptop.
We've both gotten into the habit of taking our laptops everywhere, which can be good and bad
We can do stuff on the computer while sitting on the couch, or in the park if there's wireless access, or like on the weekend - in an RV in a trailer park on holiday. This can get a little unsociable, but it was nice on holiday to be able to use the laptop to find local attractions, check addresses and maps for things and that kind of thing.
So, yes a laptop can replace a desktop, but if you are going to fully replace it, get something durable and reliable. If you're going to get a cheap/secondhand laptop, do not rely on it and do not get rid of the desktop, because you will have problems otherwise.