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Old 06-10-2010, 04:00 PM
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Default Welcome to Laptop Thoughts!

<p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1276040330.usr1.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>I want to welcome you to the launch of the next Thoughts Media site: <strong>Laptop Thoughts</strong>. This site will not only focus on laptops/notebooks, along with their smaller netbook siblings, but also on the variety of tablets and slates hitting the market this year. I've always taken an organic approach to growing the network of sites; <a href="http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com" target="_blank">Digital Home Thoughts</a> is traditionally the place where we've talked about laptops, so over time it only made sense to launch a site focused on this important computing form-factor. Obviously, some of the other sites in the network overlap with this site - <a href="http://www.applethoughts.com" target="_blank">Apple Thoughts</a> is where you'll go to see more in-depth news on Mac laptops, but we'll still talk about them here at a high level (big announcements, etc.). You'll see all laptop/netbook news here from now on instead of Digital Home Thoughts.</p><p>It took me a while to get my first laptop - I didn't purchase one until 2001 - but since getting that first laptop, I've been hooked on the idea of having a full-featured computer with me wherever I go. Smartphones are great and all, but sometimes you just really want to run the apps and get at your data in the same way you do on your desktop computer. We'll have some fun talking about the history of laptops - I know many of you got started with laptops long before I did - but that will come later.</p><p>With the launch of any new site, there's the inevitable question of "If I build it, will they come"?. So my request to you, the community, is to make Laptop Thoughts the focus of your laptop-based efforts. Have a question about a laptop? Come post it in our forums. Looking for a new laptop? Come here first, and use our links and resources (more on that later) to help you in your research. If you're a laptop expert, become a regular in our forums and help to create the knowledgeable, friendly community that Thoughts Media is known for. <a href="http://www.laptopthoughts.com/contact" target="_blank">Submit laptop news to us</a>, and let us know what you want to see from this site. Follow us on <a href="http://twitter.com/tmLAPTOP" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, subscribe to our <a href="http://feeds.laptopthoughts.com/laptopthoughts" target="_blank">RSS feed</a>, sign up for the weekly newsletter (in the right-hand sidebar), and subscribe to our channel on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/ThoughtsMedia" target="_blank">Youtube</a>.</p><p>I've been looking forward to launching Laptop Thoughts for many months now, so I'm excited it's finally happening. Welcome! Oh, and in case you're wondering, we'll definitely be having a grand-opening contest...I'm working on gathering up some prizes now. Stay tuned!</p>
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:49 PM
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Psst - this this is a new site, things might not quite all work right. If you see any problems, please let us know and we'll squash the bugs. Thanks!

Current known issues:

1) RSS feeds in the forum at the top are broken
2) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/580975/laptopthoughts.png
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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It's nice to see Thoughts Media continue to expand Jason and I'll be checking back here, especially for the tablet reviews.

God job! I really like the design and look of the site. :-)

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Old 06-10-2010, 10:40 PM
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Good to see the site, Jason. I have three laptops here (Macbook, Macbook Pro and a HP Mini netbook) so I'm pretty into portable computers! This should be a great addition to the family (I read Apple Thoughts and Digital Home Thoughts daily & the other two occasionally since I don't own any devices that they deal with anymore).

Looking forward to the development and growth of the site. Although since you've broken laptops out from Digital Home, how long will it be before we see a Digital Photography Thoughts?
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:29 PM
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It's great to see the site launch!
 
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:33 PM
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It's nice to see Thoughts Media continue to expand Jason and I'll be checking back here, especially for the tablet reviews.
Yeah, this is definitely a big year for tablets/slates, so I figure the timing is good. Although when I was creating the tablet/slate sub-forums, I ran out of forums to create - beyond the Dell Streak, the Archos stuff, the iPad, the HP Slate that's now in limbo, and the JooJoo, what other tablets are there on the market today from the major players?

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Good job! I really like the design and look of the site. :-)
You can thank Fabrizio from Creative Pattern for that; he did a great job, didn't he? I'm excited to finally have a site patterned after my favourite colours: black and red.

PS: Your SEO-focused signature gave me a good chuckle. You go man!
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:47 PM
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Looking forward to the development and growth of the site. Although since you've broken laptops out from Digital Home, how long will it be before we see a Digital Photography Thoughts?
Funny you should mention that: I was certain that there were no good domains names available for a site like that, but I just checked and Photography Thoughts.com was available, so I snagged it. I figure, long term, photography is going to be thought of as digital by default (it more or less is now anyway), so keeping it shorter is probably for the best. I have a long enough domain nomenclature as it is. I'll keep digital photography stuff on Digital Home Thoughts for now, but at least now I have an option for it in the future. Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:00 AM
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and i thought it was a pain having two websites.....

Also: Just a bug - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/580975/laptopthoughts.png That's not supposed to be there :P

Congrats on the new site!
 
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:01 AM
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Also: Just a bug - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/580975/laptopthoughts.png That's not supposed to be there
Ugg. Yeah, we're seeing that stupid thing pop up here and there...thanks for pointing that out!
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:18 AM
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Congrats on the new site! So, when is AndroidThoughts coming?
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