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a b D Laptop
July 1, 2001 7:11:08 PM

I wanna buy a cheap portable, max 1500$, with basically:

Celeron or higher
128 MB RAM
Modem and ethernet

Been looking at Toshibas, but think they are a bit expensive. I live in Spain, so technical service could make a difference.


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a b D Laptop
July 1, 2001 9:44:23 PM

Check out mine. It costed 1550$ (620.000 DRS here in Greece)

Hewlett Packard Omnibook XE3
Pentium III, 700 MHz
64 MB Ram (I added another 128- now is 192MB !)
TFT 13,3" display
10 GB hard disk
1 floppy
1 cd-rom 24x
8 MB Vga card Savage IX, with tv -out
2 USB, 1 Parallel, 1 serial, 2 PCMCIA
Mic out, Headphones out
Lithium battery
Window 98 se, various progs
carrying case
VGA out (crt connection)

I bought this through a company - I just didn't pay the profit that an outside store would take. So, all the above, without lets say the 64MB of the ram i have - will probably reach the money I told you at a store.

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a b D Laptop
July 2, 2001 5:38:35 PM

You live in Spain, I live in the UK, so you might be able to buy this notebook, for £899 ($1500 ?), I've just seen it in my company circulars (it's consumer though):
Atlas Flyer 3400-800 (based on Uniwill 340S2)

SIS630 Chipset
14.1" XGA TFT
10/100 LAN
56K modem
Li-Ion Battery

Don't know anymore. Looks good anyhoo.

~ The First Formally Rehabilitated AMD Lemming ~
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July 2, 2001 5:41:17 PM

Celeron or higher

Is there anything lower than a Celery?

Sony makes the best laptops in terms of size. I don't know how important that is to you.

My Athlon can beat your Ferrari off the line.
July 7, 2001 7:44:00 AM

I would strongly suggest either an IBM or Dell laptop. But for your budget, a good IBM would cost too much, so you should go for this:

Dell Inspiron 4000--$1,329
PIII 700mhz (w/speed step)(PIII 900mhz is $200 extra)
14.1" XGA TFT Display
128mb RAM
10 GB HD
24x CD-ROM (upgrade to a DVD for $79)
Internal 56k v.90 modem plus 10/100 ethernet

If you want to spend more, you can go for the Inspiron 8000 model with the i815 chipset and Geforce2 Go graphics.

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July 7, 2001 7:48:25 AM NOT get a Sony Viao!! They are rip-off pieces of crap!! Even for their SIZE. There are BETTER(and cheaper) models for the "road warriors" that demand ultra portability (IBM and DELL come to mind). I have used my friends Viao for a while and the only thing "good" about it was its screen. Viaos are expensive and and have poor performance, even for its size.

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