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DodgerLaw

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Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« on: May 24, 2005, 03:53:59 PM »
Any knowledge opinions or anybody simply willing to spout off?

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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2005, 03:55:47 PM »
Any knowledge opinions or anybody simply willing to spout off?

Got it.  Use it to sync with my ppc.
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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005, 03:57:20 PM »
Thanks, thefaceman.

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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005, 04:05:11 PM »
have it - have never used it - as usual...i am of no help  ;)
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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005, 04:10:48 PM »
Bluetooth can also be used as a wireless internet connection if your phone allows for GPRS/EDGE internet connections. I use it when I'm travelling and at hotels that do not provide wireless connections. If you have an EDGE enabled phone, you can get almost broadband speeds through your phone when connected through bluetooth. GPRS although more common is as fast as a dialup modem and much less appealing.

To give you another comment to the original question about bluetooth and cool things you can do with it, utilizing bluetooth as a wireless modem is pretty neat.
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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005, 04:19:15 PM »
Thanks for all the comments.

So, it's $50. Yea or Nay? I guess I should have set up a poll?

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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2005, 04:21:43 PM »
but if you have a wireless modem, do you need bluetooth too?

i know nothing about bluetooth technology, all i know is that my phone can send pictures via bluetooth, apparently.

The wireless standards are different from bluetooth(and can be quite confusing). Most PCs when referring to wireless (such as Centrino wireless) refer to 802.11 A/B/G which are different from bluetooth. So if you have a wireless modem you do not need bluetooth.

Your phones ability to send a photo to your PC via bluetooth is basically your phone making a connection directly with the PC and sending the photo rather than the phone sending the photo through the cell towers which then is received by your PC as an email. Does that help clarify the difference better?
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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005, 04:24:26 PM »
Thanks for all the comments.

So, it's $50. Yea or Nay? I guess I should have set up a poll?

Is it built into the notebook, or are you buying a little USB adapter add on for it? Also, do you have a PDA? They are useful to sync with through bluetooth (if the pda supports it).

If bluetooth is built into the notebook package, then it is more worth it than  carrying around a USB adapter. I wouldn't get it if to acquire the feature you are buying an external USB adapter.
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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2005, 04:27:46 PM »
I haven't bought the laptop yet. I'm trying to decide if I should pay the $50 to have it in there. I don't think I need it now, but I also don't know if it's something that I will need during the life of my  laptop.

Also, can it be added later? If so I think I'll pass for now.

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Re: Bluetooth for my Laptop?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2005, 04:31:46 PM »
I haven't bought the laptop yet. I'm trying to decide if I should pay the $50 to have it in there. I don't think I need it now, but I also don't know if it's something that I will need during the life of my  laptop.

Also, can it be added later? If so I think I'll pass for now.

Yes, it can be added later. You can buy it as an add-on probably for less than it is costing you to add it as a feature to your notebook.

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