Ps3 - alternative to a laptop? (stupid f'n idea?)
Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:33 AM
I was hoping to bounce an idea off of you. Bear with me.
I may be moving across the world in a few months (NZ to UK*) and have been recently been thinking about the fact i will need to sell my PC rig to get a laptop.
Currently i have a pretty decent pc, which i only use to: Play Team Fortress 2 online, surf the net, listen to mp3's, watch the odd tv show. In other words its surplus to my requirements but oh so sweet.
But i was going to sell this along with my 360, dvd system and tv. Leaving me with a laptop i could use to surf the net (number one priority), listen to music and maybe play the odd game like tf2.
BUT... i really want to keep my 22" widescreen monitor and take it with me.
so (here's where i get a bit crazy) what if i get a ps3 instead?
It has a internet browser right? And i have usb wireless keyboards and mice (m$ brand)
I would replace the hdd with a 320gig drive to fit all my music
And the bonus would be i have games to play (even if Orange Box is a bit glitchy i still have GTA4 ).
Oh yeah, plus a blu-ray player i never had before.
I'd use the money from selling my 360 alone to buy the ps3, meaning the rest of my stuff is sold for savings (decent laptops cost more than ps3's here in NZ)
It would weigh 2.5kgs more than a laptop (ps3=5kgs?), so that's a negative.
Is it actually a pretty shitty replacement to a laptop?
- couldn't use msn web browser?
- internet browser is ridiculously slow/ gimped?
HDMI - DVI cables are glitchy and wouldn't be compatible with my monitor???
Can't copy music over to my ipod?
Linux? hahahahaha... no seriously, i have no idea what i'm doing there. Is that an option?
I have had no experience with the pc like features of a ps3, so is this a really stupid idea?
P.s. In terms of gaming I have been thinking of getting a ps3 lately, especially since my 360 Red Ring'd on me.
*or maybe Japan, or maybe Canada at the end of the year
Posted 30 March 2008 - 12:37 AM
Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:01 AM
Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:24 AM
Linux is installable on a PS3 but I have no idea how good it is.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:04 PM
CAG UT3 PS3 Night
Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:15 PM
Posted 31 March 2008 - 07:46 PM
"stupid f'n idea?"