Too Much Portable Electronics?

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  1. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Stuff aka...

    4 (YES another 4) USB-C adapters
    Two solar chargers
    LED flashlight
    Two mini-USB cables
    Two surge protectors
    LED desk lamp

    And *whisper* two foam dispensers and utensil sleeve case.
     
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    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    *whistling*
     
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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Sunday I was given a Kindle Fire HD 7''. It is an added screen to all my other screens & tablets on my desk at home. I've never handle a Kindle and looked forward to playing with it. It does a nice job in playing movies and T.V. shows from Amazon. The speakers are very good and the dolby sound from the stereo speakers is a first for me with all my tablets and phones.

    For those interested, I found this review on it...

    http://www.tabletpcreview.com/tabletreview/amazon-fire-hd-7-review/



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    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    I have a dilemma. Which is better?

    Intel i5-7200U with Intel HD Graphcs 620 OR Intel i7-6500U with NVIDIA GeForce 940MX?

    i5 is 13.3"
    i7 is 15.6"
    Both have 12GB of RAM

    I am not going to use it for gaming.

    (I am ignoring notebook forum :p)
     
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  5. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Serious question: what are you going to use it for, and will that be mostly home or away? Most times, bigger display is preferrable…unless you're taking it everywhere, where more compact might be an advantage.
     
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    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Web design with mild-moderate multimedia editor. And yep, it will be stay home computer.
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    I'm not sure which processor/graphics card combo would be better, but I would probably want the larger screen -- unless I were planning to connect external monitors. The smaller laptop would be nice for portability (e.g., sitting on the couch), but then use external monitors when working at the desk. If you're not planning on getting external monitors, then I'd lean toward the larger laptop.
     
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  8. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    I'd definitely get the larger laptop. I agree with Rick and jig regarding the larger screen. IMO this is a plus, even if you consider using a larger monitor. I have a 15.6" laptop and use it with a 24" monitor, and find it very hard to work on the 15.6" screen only. But if cost is not an issue I would also choose the laptop with a discrete graphics card. I've seen that the bulit-in Intel graphics adapters have mediocre performance, even for simple tasks. My personal laptop is two-year old Asus i7 4700 with Intel built-in adapter and nVidia GeForce GTX 760M discrete graphics adapter, 16GB RAM. My work laptop is a four-month old Asus i7 5500 with Intel built-in adapter and no discrete adapter, 16GB RAM. My older personal Asus beats the newer one at almost every task I use them for. I did select the newer one because it's very light, weighs around half what my personal laptop does, but I regret this decision. I'd rather haul the extra weight than sacrifice performance.
     
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    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Thanks folks for the comments. :)

    But I choose 13.3" because I really like small laptops. And never had 15+" laptop.

    I ordered it today for $222 (YES, $222). It should be here on Friday.
     
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    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Just fyi, I just my new computer yesterday.
     
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