08-26-2011, 10:54 AM
| | Re: Notebook advice
On 25/08/2011 18:12, Paul wrote:
> Alonso wrote:
>> I need use program that should be connected to internet 24/5 days, so notebook should be powered on all this time. So I need buy some cheap notebook specifically just for this purpose only. As I dont want use my main laptop for this. Any advices?
>> Is there some really cheap notebooks with Windows XP or win 7? What would be approximate. power usage for 5 days, kilowatt-hours? [notebook + router] Can someone calculate?
>> Thank you.
> Why not get a used laptop ?
> Try to find one locally, so you have more recourse if there are
> problems with it.
> You could also look for a used desktop. Some of those could be
> pretty cheap. It all depends on how much CPU power you need,
> as to whether that would be sufficient. If you're buying used
> locally, you can also consider selling it back to the company
> later. So it doesn't have to go to the landfill (garbage).
Yes, just avoid any used desktop with a Pentium 4 (Prescott) CPU,
as these are power guzzlers. The more recent a system, the less
power it is likely to use. Using onboard graphics instead of a
plug-in card will save on electricity costs, too.