Jump to content

I want a laptop to play RS on the move


Recommended Posts

Well, I have a long bus ride to and from my School (1 hour each way :P). I don't know anyone else on the bus, and I often get very bored.




I can get money to buy a laptop, and I want one that can get the internet anywhere (They do exist, right?).




Could someone tell me what to look for?




I am interested in tablet PCs as they would be useful for my school work, so try to incorperate this in your reply :-k





Link to comment
Share on other sites

So you want a laptop for only a 2 hour bus trip? Sounds like a waste of money to me.




If you want something to do on the bus, get an Ipod. It's a lot cheaper than a descent laptop.




Anywase if you still want a laptop, whats your buget?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâã500ish.. Maybe more :roll:




I've seen loads of great laptops on eBay, I just want to know what to look for that will give me internet access :P




I want a tablet for school anyway, it's not just for the bus trip :P




I was looking at this one: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Toshiba-Portege-M ... dZViewItem

Link to comment
Share on other sites

tablets are well over 1000 USD for anything decent...and they are a dead technology (no offense)




any computer with decent system memory and proc speed can play RS tho (even integrated video).




however...you have wireless internet on a bus trip? :?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

maybe it was a bench with IA. its pretty good...i actually woudlnt mind that for myself. it is a very nice compter, but fairly cheap. hmmm...maybe it has viruses,trojans,spyware etc. idk thats hwy i dont buy electronic stuff off the internet.




but its up to you. it says it has wifi and a LAN card. ::'

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Current "anywhere" wireless is bought and run through the current cell phone networks here in the states (Sprint, Verizon, ect). It may be different elsewhere. It can cost about $50 a month on the low end for broadband access.




Not worth it for rs 2 hours a day.




3G Broadband?! holy crap, that rocks lol


our new 3G broadband service delivers speeds of up to 1.4Mbps when youÃÆââââ¬Å¡Ã¬Ã¢ââ¬Å¾Ã¢re out of the office


My land line runs at 4 times that speed. Again, not worth it for 2 hours a day.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You may be able to pick up a wifi signal when the bus isn't moving.. but once it starts moving, you'll lose the signal and you'll be internet-less.




I'd have to suggest an mp3 player (not an iPod.. do your research). That or, get your reading done on the way to school. It's a good way to pass the time.


Retired tip.it moderator.

Teaching and inspiring.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have a Packard Bell Easynote e2316 (Just so you know, its not my only one) I use it at school because it's the cheapest i own. I got it really cheap so i don't really care if it gets robbed...




Anyway, i use my bluetooth card along with my nokia 6600 when im away. (I get loads of free extras on my contract.) And i asked the school admin (really nicely) if he could get my laptop to connect to the school wifi. I use that for all school work, i can even log on you my school account from my laptop. Which is really really good when it's needed.




My advice to you is not to worry. I wouldent buy a laptop just for the bus journey, it's a waste and if it gets pinched, you pooped *exuse my italian*




As mentioned above getting a decent MP3 player is your best bet.





Merry Crimbo!


Click on my signature to see my NEW blog!

Clicky here to see my YouTube videos! http://www.youtube.com/volkswagen99videos

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.