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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Wi-Fi® Wireless Networking by Harold Davis

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Trade-Offs

A friend of mine quipped a number of years ago that “the computer you really want always costs $5,000.” Over time, the cost has come down, and you can certainly buy a high-end laptop for less than $2,000 today. But the point of the joke is still true. Unless money is absolutely no issue for you, you will have to make same trade-offs such as:

  • Faster CPU or more RAM

  • Lighter weight or less expensive

  • Paying more for a brand name or less for an off-brand product

  • Bigger and better display or less cost

You shouldn't ever judge a CPU just on the basis of its speed. Many facets of the architecture of a CPU besides its raw speed can affect its performance. ...

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