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    Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    Does anybody do this? Like, not necessarily floating on a raft with the laptop, but having it off to side or on a towel on top of the stairs. I figure if I'm the only person in the pool, this shouldn't be much of an issue unless it's starts raining. It would be nice to set up the computer and watch movies while in the water. What do you think? Am I playing with fire?
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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    Are you a gambling man? This is not the first time this has come up here...

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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    As long as you can afford to lose the laptop, and your data is backed up, you should be fine.
    Funny that you'd be more worried about rain water than that chlorinated stuff all around...
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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    As long as your need to compute doesn't exceed your capacity to replace the laptop, I see no problem. You are braver than I am.

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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    Are you FLIPPIN MAD?!!! Leave the laptop, work, gaming, blogging, etc OUT of the pool - IN the pool is for unencumbered ZEN
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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    Hmm... Works for Beyonce, but then again, I can't afford another laptop. Thanks for setting me straight!

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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    I'm guessing she can afford a replacement 'puter for every drop of water in that pool....
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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    It's all in how you power your appliances while in your pool.
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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    That picture is hilarious :lol
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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    If you could afford it you could get a Toughbook.

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    Re: Using Laptop/Netbook While in Pool

    Also, I have a little industrial keyboard that is impervious to spills and a trackball that is the same. I, also, had some old industrial, all-in-one computers that are pretty impervious. They weigh a ton. I used those in my big greenhouse.

    You could always go with a water resistant keyboard and track ball, with extension cables, with notebook video fed into a larger flat-screen TV or monitor positioned somewhat away from pool. Seems like a lot of trouble though.

    There are some Netbooks that are spill resistant, keyboard only.

    How about an iPad in a big baggie?

    The older Fujitsu Pen Tablets have foul weather/rugged enclosures. Fujitsu, also, put out spill resistant Laptops. You can find great deals on lots of things like this on eBay.

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