Good evening all,
As I mentioned on my first question to this great community, due to World Economic problems I was fired from a great job at Sony Design. I am currently working as a SysAdmin for a small company that does VoIP.
Most of the things I have to do I am doing them from my home office (I only need to take care of 1 server), where I use a 24" iMac running Windows 7. I use this machine for C# development and for RDPing into the server for monitoring and VoIP configurations.
Due to the nature of the job, I have to be on hand 24/7, but I don't want to be stuck at my home office all the time, so I have presented my boss the idea of getting a Note/Netbook to do some remote monitoring when I'm away from the office (visiting family, weekends, etc..) and they have agreed.
My question to you is, what should I get? Should I go with portability and get a Netbook and sacrifice processing power? Here are the activities I will be doing:
- RDP to monitor the server and do some configuration
- Microsoft Office related stuff (Excel, PowerPoint)
- Maybe Visual Studio 2008
Is anyone else working like this? Do you have any trouble working with the 10" screen?
PS. I would appreciate if you can recommend me a nice machine for the work, be it a netbook or a notebook.
My main concern us buying something that I would have to replace too quickly because of "usability". Based on the plans the company has, I might be able to climb the "position ladder" and do something else with them. If they hire a new person to do what I do now, and I provide him with a NetBook, it might not be the right tool for him. That is why I'm debating between a small portable netbook, or a full blown 15.4" notebook.