I'm sure that most people will say, "It depends on what you're using it for." I wanted a portable server-ish delopment environment. I have an HP dv9000 with an AMD-64 processor, 2GB RAM, and two 100 GB hard drives in it. I have Fedora Core 4 x86-64 and Oracle 9i (64-bit) with VMWare running XP or Solaris and 10gR2 on those. It's been a fantastic box but certainly not a laptop per se as it has a bit of weight and is too hot for a lap. It has a 17" screen but, more importantly, a bigger keyboard than a typical laptop.
I am using my HP Laptop zv5340US about 2 yrs old ( AMD 64 3400+ with 100 gb HDD and 1.2 Gigs RAM ). Fantastic 15.4 inch screen. I just luv it.
I have WIndows Vista RC-1 with Oracle 10G (10.2.0.2), TOAD 18.104.22.168, AllFusion DM 7.1, PowerDVD. The smaller partition has Ubuntu UNIX on VMWare :-)
This is my great workhorse..but a little loud on the fan side though
Thanks and have a good day.
Shreeni (630) 401-2887 (Mobile) (630) 837-1730 (Home)
-----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carmen Rusu Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 12:00 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: OT: best laptop for an errant dba?
Choices of laptops out there are mind boggling!
What laptops are you using that gave you good return for the money? Reliable and pleasant to work with?
I am thinking of buying laptop, dividing it in Linux and Windows, put Orace db on Linux, dba tools on windows (TOAD ,ERd) and use it as my main workhorse.
Thanks a lot for your thoughts.
Carmen Rusu Oracle DBA Certified Professional 512-463-3657 (office) 512-606-5012 (pager)