Poll: What kind of computer(s) do you use for your translation work?
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Apr 1, 2010

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:42
Spanish to English
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Mostly PC Apr 1, 2010

Since I am most comfortable with the larger keyboard and space of the desktop PC. I only use my laptop when I need 2 screens or when travelling, and since I had the the OS reinstalled at Xmas 2008 I can't find half of the accents and question marks etc on it, which slows me down a bit...


Lilia_K  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:42
Member (2009)
English to Russian
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Two Apr 1, 2010

Two desktops, connected to Internet (2 screens - for editing).


Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:42
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iMac .... Apr 1, 2010

with a 22.5 inch screen large enough to have several windows open for comparing texts, and yet it takes up hardly any room on my desk. Snow Leopard with Office for Mac (for Windows).... Wonderful!


Amy Duncan (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:42
Portuguese to English
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MacBook Pro Apr 1, 2010

Just bought this sleek little baby a few weeks ago...all aluminum, Snow Leopard, back-lit keys...just a great little computer.

Some years ago I was using a desktop PC...had many problems with it. Then I switched to a PC laptop which also had the same typical PC problems. Switched to Mac the end of 2007. My former MacBook never had a single problem until I wore the trackpad out. Other than that, it still works just fine.


Ann Krol  Identity Verified
Member (2008)
Polish to English
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2 laptops Apr 1, 2010

I use 2 laptops to make my work more comfortable.


Anne Carnot  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:42
Member (2009)
English to French
1 laptop, 2 screens Apr 1, 2010

I'm often away from home when the kids are on holiday and with the laptop, I can work almost anywhereicon_smile.gif
Having two screens really makes my life easier too...


Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:42
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
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DEsktop Apr 1, 2010

Mostly 1 desktop; sometimes 1 netbook.

Just 1 monitor; 2 is an excess.


Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:42
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Exclusively desktop Apr 1, 2010

I am addicted to the large screens where I can look at my source and target side-by-side and keep a bunch of other tabs or documents open. I have two all-in-one desktop computers (an iMac and a new Sony Vaio), each with a 22-inch screen. Also, my office has more than 100 hardcopy dictionaries and another 50 style manuals that I can't live without, all within an arm's reach.

I would sooner stay in my office and work in my customized environment than try to work on the fly. If I go out, I want to play!


Jessica Noyes  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:42
Spanish to English
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One laptop, one 22.5" screen. Apr 1, 2010

I finally got a big beautiful desktop-extending screen for posting source documents and glossaries. It increases my speed so much that I am re-learning how much work I can do in a day. I tell outsourcers a job will take me two days, but suddenly I find it finished in 12 hours or so. Plus, I am no longer overlooking those faint markings on old typed pdfs!

(But still, when I'm on the move, I can unplug the laptop and take it along.)


Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:42
Member (2005)
German to English
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There's no 'just' about my laptops Apr 1, 2010

2 of them. Mac and PC. Nice little MacBook Pro and a cheap PC for Across.


Andrés Ureta  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:42
English to Spanish
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One Laptop Apr 1, 2010

I had bought a 15 inch screen laptop but it came with a critical hardware problem so I had to change it for a 800 dollars HP with a 14 inch screen and even though it is smaller, It's still very resourceful.

Just love it, I've tried Mac OS X and didn't like because basically it's just a paid version of BSD.
Windows 7 + Trados 2009 suite, really happy with it.


English to Slovenian
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netbook Apr 2, 2010

I am using a netbook with 1,6MHz and 1GB RAM. When I am translating and writing I connect it with external monitor. Works great


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