I've been in PCWorld today doing a bit of recon. I had a play with some of the netbooks and decided they're just a bit too small and not powerful enough for my liking (I'm awfully inpatient).
I found the 1810tz on their shelves and, although it's only slightly bigger, I was impressed by it. I've ordered one online which should get here in plenty of time for Cheltenham.
I've checked the 3 coverage and it claims to be good but I won't really know until I try it. It's got a 14 day cancellation period so that's reassuring.
rog - Of course you can ask for help. The more the merrier.
J-B - I've never used a mac so I couldn't answer with 100% confidence. I've accessed my accounts from multiple IP addresses without issue so far.
As for using you mac for your dads accounts. Some bookies use iesnare which I believe links a piece of hardware to your account. I haven't done much research in to it but check the link for more details.
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If you are very seriously into this game, multiple monitors are essential. You can DIY things together with appropriate video cards, though I think you need to be a bit technically inclined for that. Or you can use multiple lappies - something I used for about 4 years, or multiple PCs, each with one monitor.
Last November, I decided to splash out on a multi-display from Digital Tigers. They got oodles of different configurations. Mine is 3 x 23in screens - - though I would not buy that again. It's quite nice but next time I'd go for a 27in (at least) in the middle, and two smaller ones on the side. Or even a 6-monitor setup.
If you are tempted, don't order online but email them to ask for a call. Even though their website shows GBP prices, they are US-based, and there's all sorts of snags - - like they don't have any UK keyboards, their UPS won't work in the UK, and you have to pay customs duty. You should be able to negotiate a discount to make up for the customs payment.
I've actually just ordered a second monitor, something I've been meaning to do for a while.
I built my own computer so I can handle the techy side and I know my video will be able to accept another monitor. Problem is, I'm not sure my desk will. Have to work something out.
How did you utilise multiple laptops and PCs to your advantage?
The main advantage is that you have lots of display space, allowing you to have e.g. a couple of bookie sites alongside a Betfair and a Betmate display. It saves you vital seconds having the windows visible without having to change browser tabs etc. How exactly you arrange your extended desktop is a matter of trying out what works best for you.
Desk space is clearly an issue - which was one of the reasons I went for the Digital Tigers stuff. Their display stand takes no more desk space than a single display stand, and since you operate it all from a single keyboard with a single mouse, it can be quite a neat set-up.
A good solution to monitor issues is geektoy you wont need to compare to betfair's website if you can pin small tiny windows in empty spots on your screen, its especially useful if you have 1 widescreen monitor like i do.
Is this the Acer?... if so it's a good choice. I've had one since December and I can highly recommend it....
Originally Posted by AlistAlias
I normally go for Dell Outlet Laptops.....but made an exception for this.
Yip it's an Acer. I linked to a review of it in my first post.
Originally Posted by Roxanne
Glad to hear another recommendation.
I have two monitors/ 2 laptops/ 2 broadband lines / 1 mobile broadband./Spare mouse/spare keyboard.
It might seem over the top but when your kit fails 5 minutes before the off you will be thankful!
Not suitable for everyone as I run a lot of accounts and also do football trading.
That's a nice Set-up.
Originally Posted by clown77
There's quite an informative MSE thread on IT Set-ups that I ran into a while back......
IT Setups for MBing - MoneySavingExpert.com Forums
All ready for a night on cashpoint:
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