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First up your old Wombat is no technical wizard so don't expect me to understand how this all works, but our laptop has a setup whereby you can throw in a cd or a dvd and only the dvd player and sound controls turn on. Meaning that the computer itself doesn't fully boot. Extends battery life enormously. We tend to play music through the onboard CD player not the puter but do use the puter for watching movies. I need to improve the audio side of that equation but even so it's OK. Laptop screen is fine for watching movies on the boat.
Ultimately hope to have the entire music collection on the laptop but will need a bigger HD before that becomes really viable.
Intend to add a portable HD to the boat for backup etc.
Not sure whether to go wireless network or not. I find the wireless network in our office to be somewhat problematic to say the least.
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