Building a Mobile worstation

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mintaka, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. mintaka


    I'm in the process of building a mobile workstation, this is what i have so far, any input would be appreciated, any other hardware componenets i shouold look at or consider?


    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Quad QX9300 (2.53GHz, 12M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 32-bit
    LCD 17" UltraSharp™ WXGA+ (1440x900) LCD Display edit
    VIDEO CARD NVIDIA Quadro FX 2700M, 512MB Discrete edit
    MEMORY 4.0GB, DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS edit
    RAID CONFIGURATION All Hard Drives, Non-RAID, 1 or 2 drive total configuration
    HARD DRIVE 320GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM with Free Fall Sensor
    OPTICAL DRIVE 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load w/Roxio and Cyberlink PowerDVD™
    BATTERY OPTIONS 9 Cell Battery edit
    WIRELESS CARD Dell Wireless™ 1397 802.11b/g Mini Card
  2. Buy a netbook, use Remote Desktop and save $1,500.
  3. bigb


  4. You call that a "mobile workstation"?

    Looks like a run-of-the-mill laptop.
  5. Bet you could buy 5 netbooks for the price of that toy.

    Get a larger 12" netbook and be done with it.
  6. RoadBerry


    If you're going with Win 7 go 64-bit, it's the future and I haven't had any compatibality problems, but I'd stay with XP pro for trading untill Win 7 has been out for a while.
    The newer 17.3 screens are 1600x900. Better for trading. Get LED they are brighter and crisper. Probably better battery life too.
    For wireless get N or Draft N.
    Sometimes the Dell 9 cell batteries extend out the back about 3/4 inch making it harder to find a bag. My 6 cell battery is getting a little over 4hrs.