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Old 11-14-2011, 07:37 PM   #11
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I would prefer a "spot" for a pc at best.

Like a tower sized compartment with cooling and power. Trimmed holes for the cabling, a keyboard drawer and monitor spot would be great. Toss in the PC of your choice. Make it all secure-able for driving and it's good to go. I'm not so sure many would sacrifice the permanent space in a TT for it though.

But, my personal preference is my choice of laptop with external storage. Change it whenever I want, use it where ever I feel.

I don't think a "built in" unit would ever really be competitive in the computer segment. As mentioned, by the time is was designed, acquired and integrated into the TT, it would be a couple generations behind and just a dissatisfier after purchase....
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Old 11-14-2011, 07:44 PM   #12
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:05 PM   #13
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Clarification: My original post was more tongue in cheek than anything. Since Warren Buffet owns FR and now has shares in IBM, I was thinking that some discussion on the merits of marrying the two would be interesting. Personnally, when I camp, most of my time is taken up with beer, hot dogs and naps.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:46 PM   #14
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No worry Terry. I thought it had plenty of merit!
Always willing to talk camping and computers.

Oh, and antique or obsolete military firearms; oh, and reloading for same; oh and stamp collecting; oh and coin collecting; oh and investing; oh and just about anything else...
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:14 AM   #15
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When I camp, I am like the new Chevy Commercial, not yet, not yet, not yet, Now, When they finally get no signal on the cell phone. ( I am a Ford Guy). I learned to camp without electricity, or running water. A bath was in a 40 degree mountain stream. Water was carried to the campsite, The nearest telephone was 4 miles away down a dirt road. There wasn't a Wal Mart for 100 miles or more, and 50 miles to the nearest hospital. No radio, No television, only 3 toilet facilities for 45 camp sites. We liked it so well that dad bought property only a few miles away. We still go there, on dad's place, where we have electric and sewer, but still no television, no wi fi, no cell phone, but we are only half mile from the pay phone, on a paved road.

That is what camping is about, but that was in another thread a while back,.
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:22 AM   #16
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The funny thing about this thread is that IBM doesn't even make PCs anymore.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #17
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Yup, IBM is no longer in business of building PC's or laptops ..... Thinkpad's are a thing of the past. Now you get lenovo branded machines which are slowly drifting away from what thinkpad used to be ...So WB must be predicting that IBM shares will bring in some money to him in the future ....

I always carry a few laptops with me all the time, so, I hope they only make incorporating a PC into the campers an option if any manufacturer ever comes up with the idea.

Before a computer, maybe they should consider incorporating a media player ...... now that would be really handy ! Something like the WD Live TV plus or equivalent ....
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:59 PM   #18
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Adding tech to the RV's? They could start with putting LED lights inside and out. And a better sensor system, Or solar panels and 6 volt batteries. Or a wireless security cam /recorder system.
Until they do that, leave the computers alone. I carry my own, anyway. Anything they put in would be obsolete way before installation, not to mention bare bones. Better would be a gift certificate for 2-4 hundred dollars toward a computer. Then one could pick his own poison. Besides, last year using my smart phone, to check email, navigate, locate lower-cost fuel, check weather, and traffic, I rarely turned on the computer.
Put the money into something worthwhile.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:04 PM   #19
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( I am a Ford Guy). I learned to camp without electricity, or running water. A bath was in a 40 degree mountain stream. Water was carried to the campsite, The nearest telephone was 4 miles away down a dirt road. There wasn't a Wal Mart for 100 miles or more, and 50 miles to the nearest hospital. No radio, No television, only 3 toilet facilities for 45 camp sites. We liked it so well that dad bought property only a few miles away. We still go there, on dad's place, where we have electric and sewer, but still no television, no wi fi, no cell phone, but we are only half mile from the pay phone, on a paved road.

That is what camping is about, but that was in another thread a while back,.
Must be in West Texas sounds like the place were I grew up (except for the mountain stream) Wal Mart, wi fi and cell phone hadn't been thought of and TV was only in Buck Rogers. Now we are lost without our our Lab top & GPS
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After doing some research, reading on here, and reading elsewhere on line, I bought a boxee box to supplement my entertainment options. THAT I think would be a great addition to the RV - stock from the factory.
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