Buy a Laptop & Trash that Desktop Computer

Title Insurance with The Title Company of Jersey

Desktop quaint!

I've recently joined the ranks of those who don't have a Desktop Computer.  Of course, I'd owned a Desktop of some sort since the days of Windows 3.1.    I decided that I really didn't need to have a computer that was bulky and had more cables than Comcast.   Besides, I had my desktop located in an area where I was isolated from the rest of the house. 

My laptop has always been every bit as powerful as my desktop and it is way more convenient.  Once I installed a wireless network in my house, I had no need for the desktop anymore.  The laptop became supremely portable.  The wireless Internet access is every bit as fast as when hooked up via the Ethernet cable.  The best feature is that I can be anywhere in the house, as well as the porch and rear deck and still have Internet access on demand. This is great for those late night blogging sessions on AR. 

So I came to realize that I didn't need to have a laptop for work and business trips as well as a desktop for home use.  One good laptop can do the job of both units.  You also get ultimate flexibility and portability.

Comments (3)

Ethan Pruett
BrioRealty - Olympia, WA
Actually how about trash the desktop and laptop and go for the tablet pc its great for real estate because you can pdf all of your forms put them on your tablet and have clients sign your computer screen giving you nice clean readable documents you can email instead of messy faxing.
Mar 15, 2007 12:20 PM
Tom Giansante
The Title Company of Jersey - Wildwood, NJ


That sounds like a great idea.  I understand that some companies are using the tablet pc to conduct closings using the "electronic signature" capability.

Do the clients sign contracts, via active pdf fields? 



Mar 15, 2007 12:28 PM
Jacinto Hausinger
Realty Pro Inc - Vancouver, WA


After the client signs the document on the tablet pc, how do you get copies to them? Do you email it to them right away, or do you carry a portable printer with you. I would be curious to hear how it works for you on a day to day basis. I am still on the fence with the tablet pc. Does it save you time?

Mar 16, 2007 06:17 AM