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Realistic laptop specs for vs 2005.

I am about to jump in to developing a heavy duty winforms app with a lot
of 3rd party (DevExpress, Infragistics) controls in VS 2005. What are
the realistic specs for a laptop, so that my development is speedy and I
am not waiting around for the complex 3rd party controls to render
themselves in the design view. Let's assume for the moment that money
is no problem.

Thanks.
Dec 16 '05 #1
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If money is no object, as you stated, then the rule is simple:
Buy the biggest, mostest, and fastes of everything you can get.

Realistically?

1 GiG RAM, the fastest hard drive you can get (and the bigger the better),
and a Pentium 4 class CPU.
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"Frank Rizzo" wrote:
I am about to jump in to developing a heavy duty winforms app with a lot
of 3rd party (DevExpress, Infragistics) controls in VS 2005. What are
the realistic specs for a laptop, so that my development is speedy and I
am not waiting around for the complex 3rd party controls to render
themselves in the design view. Let's assume for the moment that money
is no problem.

Thanks.

Dec 16 '05 #2
I am currently using a Dell XPS (bought when they still offered p4's). This
10 lb boat anchor just isn't worth it. The performance (for a laptop) is
great but I am switching to a desktop for my main machine and a lighter
centrino laptop as a second machine. Performance is the main facter for the
change.

My current laptop cost $2500 and the specs are:

p4 3.4 ghz
1 gig ram
60 gig 7200 rpm drive
cd/dvd burner
radeon 9800 (mobile version)
500 watt hair dryer (this turd runs hot and it's loud)

I have never bought anything from this place but check it out (may have to
copy and paste the link).
http://www.xtremenotebooks.com/index...inch&category=

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Derek Davis
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"Frank Rizzo" <no**@none.com> wrote in message
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I am about to jump in to developing a heavy duty winforms app with a lot of
3rd party (DevExpress, Infragistics) controls in VS 2005. What are the
realistic specs for a laptop, so that my development is speedy and I am not
waiting around for the complex 3rd party controls to render themselves in
the design view. Let's assume for the moment that money is no problem.

Thanks.

Dec 17 '05 #3
carion1 <dd******@gmail.com> wrote:
I am currently using a Dell XPS (bought when they still offered p4's). This
10 lb boat anchor just isn't worth it. The performance (for a laptop) is
great but I am switching to a desktop for my main machine and a lighter
centrino laptop as a second machine. Performance is the main facter for the
change.


Whereas I use a Dell Inspiron 9300, and it's great. It was 1100 UKP,
but goodness knows what that really means in terms of how much you'd
need to spend. It's got a Centrino processor (which I've been very
impressed with - slower in GHz than my previous laptop, but faster in
real use), and a lovely 1920x1200 screen (I'm a resolution nut - it
*really* helps for development).

I'd thoroughly recommend it - but it's not light, and it's not small.
More luggable than portable.

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Dec 17 '05 #4
Frank:

At SourceGear, we've kind of standardizing on the Clevo machines. You can
find these as the computers from AlienWare, Sager, Falcon Northwest, and
other Gaming companies. I don't have any experience with the Dell XPS, but
it looks like it might be a contender as well.

Note, with the weight / heat these things are NOT laptops, but more like
portable computers or desktop replacements. If you do any travelling, the
17+ pounds (8 Kilos) of this machine can get tiresome.

Currently, I'm running a P4 - 3.6 GHz, Radeon 9700 Mobile, 2 GB RAM, 2 HDDs
at RAID 1, etc. This machine is still lightning fast.

Also, the newer models will be shipping with faster P4s as well as dual
core AMDs. They should also be shipping with the latest nVidia / ATI cards
as well. I've seen specs for the new nVidia 7800 GTX cards in these
puppies.
Base model -
http://www.clevo.com.tw - See D900T / D900K

Vendor implementation -
http://www.alienware.com
http://www.voodoopc.com
http://www.falcon-nw.com
http://www.sagernotebooks.com

HTH
Jeff Clausius
SourceGear
Frank Rizzo <no**@none.com> wrote in news:ucSHHZnAGHA.2040
@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl:
I am about to jump in to developing a heavy duty winforms app with a lot
of 3rd party (DevExpress, Infragistics) controls in VS 2005. What are
the realistic specs for a laptop, so that my development is speedy and I
am not waiting around for the complex 3rd party controls to render
themselves in the design view. Let's assume for the moment that money
is no problem.

Thanks.


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