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Old 08-28-2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Reasons why not to like laptops

I recently downgraded to XP from Windows 7. Problem is, Half-Life: Source gave me an error, and one of the possible ways to fix it was to flash my BIOS. That /BROKE/ my BIOS, and I had to open up my laptop, and take out a battery hidden under the keyboard to reset CMOS and make my computer work. Good news is, it worked! And now I have my laptop with flashed BIOS that'll actually start up.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:13 AM   #2
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Whatever instructions you followed to do that seem fishy. The BIOS has nothing to do with the OS, and flashing it probably won't help with running any games.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:10 AM   #3
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It was in an email from Valve somebody got.
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:58 AM   #4
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Which might have been specific to THEIR system. Protip: if he got a support email, then so can you
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Default Re: Reasons why not to like laptops

Flashing the BIOS is always incredibly risky.

This topic's name is misleading, there are no reasons here not to like laptops.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:13 AM   #6
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Laptops are cool! And since when has Windows 7 been out?
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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Default Re: Reasons why not to like laptops

Well, I know that the Beta has been out for a few months now.

There really is no reason here not to like laptops. I mean, they're not actually designed to play games (except gaming laptops)
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #8
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Laptops are cool! And since when has Windows 7 been out?
The beta is out for us lot (laymen). The manufacturers already have the final version.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:41 PM   #9
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*cough* Release Candidate is updated to be quite like the final version*cough*
(Only it stops working at the end of summer of 2010) (AKA: 6 months to have it running after the full version comes out.)
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:06 PM   #10
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Which might have been specific to THEIR system. Protip: if he got a support email, then so can you
It was a canned response.

And the reason to not like laptops is because they're hard to take apart for anything (a more normal case is if the CMOS battery dies, which it probably will eventually, you have to get the laptop open to replace it).
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The whole point of laptops is that they're portable, thus they need to be small. If you accidentally drop one, and it comes apart, then it's not a good laptop; thus they shouldn't be that easy to take apart.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:49 PM   #12
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The whole point of laptops is that they're portable, thus they need to be small. If you accidentally drop one, and it comes apart, then it's not a good laptop; thus they shouldn't be that easy to take apart.
True, but the parts like that that need to be accessed sometimes should be more easily accessed.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:42 PM   #13
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You can't have everything. The roominess inside a standard PC configuration make it relatively easy to tinker with compared to a laptop. Conversely laptops are more like black boxes, but they take up less space and typically use less power. Have you ever heard that something like 40-60% of the components of a PC, ie. the space used, are for interfaces between the components? If you have greater integration you can save a lot of space but the whole computer tend to be one or a small number of units which can't be changed easily.
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My MacBook is durable and acessible. It only has 2 GB RAM standard, but what I've been told is that, if I want an extra 2 GB RAM, I can access the RAM ports by removing the battery on the underside of the MacBook.
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Well, at least laptops don't force you to take out the battery in order to put in a cd.
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I'd like to know if anyone here is foolish enough to buy a laptop that does that.
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Well, if you count the first N-gage as a laptop...
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I don't. It's a game console.
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The N-Gage isn't a games console, or a phone. It's just a terrible, terrible mistake.
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I thought that was the Gizmondo.
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