I am interested in buying a new Toshiba P200D-127 laptop to use at home as an extra to my desktop computer. I will be using it with mains power all the time so I won't need a battery.I believe batteries are fairly expensive so I was wondering if I could buy this maching minus the battery and hence minus the battery price as well.
The reason that I don't want a battery in the laptop is because I want to be able to use it around the house-i.e. I want the portability.I can use it in every room with mains power so I really can get along without a battery(and without paying for something I will not use).
I have had my laptop a couple of years and hardly ever use it except on the mains so I see the point in being able to buy one without the battery. Mind you I must admit I have used it on the battery a few times.
As for Acx suggestion of a desktop, well I just don`t want all the clutter that seems to go with such a machine, what with the tower, the often separate speakers etc. a desktop just takes up too much room.
At the end of a session on the computer I just switch off close the lid and stick the laptop back in the cupboard. When we had a desktop it seemed to take over the whole spare bedroom.