Going Portable with L4

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David | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, May 22 2011 8:20 PM



I am looking to go portable with my L4 (currently on my desktop) and am toying with and iPad but also looking instead to a laptop because I understand that the iPad will be limited in functionality.


I like the iPad 'because' of the compactness and portability, the quick start, always on ability, etc...  Looking for something similar in a full blown laptop and stumbled across the Macbook Air at under 3lbs and then found the following Samsung series 9 device...




Looks GREAT!  The question I have is whether it will be powerful enough to properly run L4.  If so, then I think I've found myself a laptop.  If not, then I would prefer to know now before I go out and purchase it.  I am trying to stay away from the bulkier laptops at over 3lbs but not sure if I will find a good mix of portability, instant on and power to run L4.


Any advice anyone can give would be greatly, greatly appreciated!


Lord bless.



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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 22 2011 9:33 PM

MacBook Air Rumors => http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/20/intel-preps-1-7ghz-and-1-8ghz-processors-suitable-for-next-macbook-air/

and => http://www.macrumors.com/2011/05/18/apple-to-launch-new-macbook-air-in-june-july/


Samsung specs look good, but noticed $ 1,649.99 price is bit higher than current MacBook Air models.

MacBook Air models were last refreshed in October 2010 => http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Air  Wonder which will ship first: Mac OS X Lion or MacBook Air model refresh ?

Note: Apple has a refurbished 13" 2.13 GHz MacBook Air for $ 1,529 (with 256 GB SSD) => http://store.apple.com/us/product/G0JH0LL/A

Looking at http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html noticed Samsung's 1.4 GHz i5 CPU is # 97 while Apple's 2.13 Core 2 Duo (L9600) is # 125.  Cinebench R10 benchmark shows 1.4 GHz i5 is 37 % faster, but SuperPI benchmark shows 2.13 GHz Core 2 Duo is 31 % faster, hence performance varies based on usage.  Apologies, not know benchmark correlation with Logos 4 usage.

Mac processor benchmarks => http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/mac-benchmarks/ (noticed 4.5 pound 13" MacBook Pro about twice as fast as MacBook Air).

Keep Smiling Smile

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Rodney Staton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 25 2011 1:38 PM

I just purchased a netbook from BestBuy -3GB DDR# ;Pentium Dual Core Processor; 320GB HDD; 11.6" HD LED LCD; weighs 3lb; 3 USB ports; HDMI. only 399

So far it works great and its easy to carry. I added a disc drive and a mouse, so it is just like my home computer. I have an iPad and am going to give it to my wife - didn't really like to use it.

Just my 2 cents

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David | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 25 2011 7:00 PM

Hi Rodney:  Thanks for the input.  What is the model # of the netbook you got for $399?  Thnx.  Lord bless.

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Rodney Staton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 26 2011 8:24 AM


Here is the info straight off of the BestBuy website. I ordered mine Sun evening and it was delivered on Tues afternoon - free shipping.

Gateway - Netbook / Intel® Pentium® Processor / 11.6" Display / 3GB Memory / 320GB Hard Drive - Velvet Blue

Model: Ec19C07u | SKU: 2209137

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