The Mobile Computing Outpost often poses provocative questions about the future of computing while staying grounded. Recently, babyachilles described a situation where he would need a nimble and portable computing setup: "I will be moving across the country in 2 months (CA->VA) and am strongly considering ditching my desktop and going completely mobile (laptop and tablet only). I'd like some suggestions for best practices from those of you who have done something similar."
This isn’t the first time a user has considered ditching their desktop setup, and in fact, many other users in the OpenForum report having moved to a laptop-only setup already. babyachilles takes time to describe his needs as a user, including the software setup and tasks that are part of his everyday workflow.
For babyachilles, making the move to mobile seems dependent on being able to transition a few things from his previous desktop setup. These include easy access to about half a terabyte of media, and preferably moving them into a laptop’s HDD. A docking station to support a range of devices (including a Nook, a printer, a DVI monitor and a few others) is also up for discussion. In terms of tasks, it’s important to babyachilles to "get a machine that has enough grunt to do (very) infrequent video editing and occasional photo manipulation. I'm thinking Sandy- or Ivy-Bridge Core i5 or higher should do the trick."
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