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Best laptop - IT professional

By cacorderoa ·
What would be the best laptop for an IT professional?

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That depends.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Best laptop - IT professi ...

There are different types of IT professionals, and what works best for a game designer might not be the best toy for a code monkey. What do YOU plan on doing with it?

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Presumably

by santeewelding In reply to Best laptop - IT professi ...

An Executive IS/IT Management (CIO,CTO) IT professional, as yourself, should be telling a shmuck like me what's what.

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Don't

by NexS In reply to Best laptop - IT professi ...

Know about a laptop, but <a href="http://topwebshow.com/pictures/80_thumb.jpg">THIS</a> looks good.

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Or one of these:

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Don't

http://www.world-of-toys.com/Classic_Etch_A_Sketch_in_Replica_1960_Packaging_p/50505.htm

I don't think the original poster ever had intentions of following up on his question.

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I made the wrong question

by cacorderoa In reply to Or one of these:

It is not even for a discussion... I apologize

But now that we are here...

What laptop still come with a serial port... I was trying to personalize a Dell and never make the question about peripherals ports.

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Oh!

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to I made the wrong question

Feel that red face...

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Google 'USB to serial adapter'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I made the wrong question

I don't think anyone still makes a laptop with serial ports. However, you can buy a 'USB to serial' adapters for less than $25 USD.

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Or you can get with the times!

by NexS In reply to Google 'USB to serial ada ...

No, I'm only joking, really.


The main thing: I got a good laugh.

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Not always possible.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Or you can get with the t ...

Many field techs in various industries still have to support installed equipment that communicates via a serial port. It's not a question of getting a 21st Century laptop, it's having to connect it to 20th Century systems. Most of the rail / mass transit '3C' gear our company has installed over the decades uses serial commo.

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I know

by NexS In reply to Not always possible.

I work at a power station. Imagine power station plant equipment all running on wireless connections. Ugly, and I'm sure something would explode!

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