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Old 12-18-05, 04:30 AM
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Getting files onto new computer, and laptop reccomendations?

I am planning on buying a laptop. What is the best way to get all the files and stuff I want to keep on this computer onto the new computer?

And also, does anyone have any recommendations for a good laptop? NOT a mac. Thanks.
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Old 12-18-05, 05:57 AM
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Depends on how much data you have. If it's <500MB, then I would use a USB flash drive if you have one (and if you don't have one, then you really should go buy one). Or you can burn the data onto a CD/DVD (this might be good as you'll now have a "permanent" backup copy). Or you can go over your home network (most likely via your router).
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Old 12-18-05, 10:54 AM
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What are you planning to use the laptop for and what aspects are important to you -- e.g., work-related stuff, typing up notes for classes; portability/weight, ability to sustain several apps?
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I'll probably just be using it for internet related stuff. The occasional movie or game. And then Word/Excel stuff. Thanks.
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Old 12-18-05, 06:52 PM
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The occasional movie or game.
it is the "occasional game" that will kill you. Unless you mean something like solitare

Buy whatever Dell has on sale to cover the rest (word, excel, IE, email, etc)

www.gotapex.com does a good job of listing the current Dell promotions, find something in your price range and go for it (make sure it has the 3 year warranty)

For games, you *could* need a very high end laptop, depending.



As for your data, what do you have available to you? (or what are you willing to buy?)

1. network setup that can connect two computers
2. cdrw/dvdr
3. flash mem drive
4. ext USB enclosure to put your old drive in
5. lots and lots of floppies
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