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Old 03-02-2010, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to want another laptop in the near future. Size about 15-17" is what I would like. The biggest problem that I encounter when looking for one is whether I need a firewire port or not. That is what I would like someone to suggest to me what would be best. I will be using it for general surfing but it will also be used after games where I will want to download a game into the computer to transfer it to another computer for editing or do some editing on it also. Is it necessary to have a firewire port or can I buy an add on card with firewire in it? What is the most feasible? That would greatly increase the choice of computer I could buy.
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Default Re: Wanting to buy another laptop.

You don't need firewire to transfer data. You can easily do that through your router.
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The main purpose I need firewire is that I need to transfer the video from the video camera into the computer when we are traveling home from a game. Then I transfer it from the computer to the computer at home when I get there. This saves me over 45min of time instead of downloading the whole game to the computer when I get home.
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Can't you just connect the SD card into the laptop?
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It has mini dv. I tried an SD card camera and it sucked.
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