[SunRescue] Re: OT Soyo subnotebooks
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Mon Jan 29 19:29:08 CST 2001
The HP 800ct (80 Meg RAM, P/166 MMX, SCSI built-in, 10.4" display and, of
course, a built-in mouse!) is a great laptop - my kid uses one at the
kitchen table for games...
I only wish it had PS/2 mouse port built-in, but other than that, a great
The SCSI port requires a special cable, make sure you get it - it can cost
over $50 for a replacement. The desktop docking station is also nice -
built-in PCI/ISA slot, SCSI connector (no cable needed), etc...
(I *really* like laptops...)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Reagen Ward" <ward at zilla.nu>
To: <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 6:18 PM
Subject: Re: [SunRescue] Re: OT Soyo subnotebooks
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 06:09:07PM -0500, bobk wrote:
> > If you don't mind an older, slower system, there was a place selling
> > used HP omnibook 800cs systems on ebay for $150. That's a very small,
> > nice, 100 mhz pentium, 16 mb ram, 810mb hd, built in sound, pcmcia. I
> > its bigger brother, the 800ct, with 133 mhz, 4gb, 80mb. Running linux on
> > it is well documented (everything works except irda, and I don't care
> > about that). Also, its got built in scsi.
> I'll have to check around for that, might make a good one to keep behind
> the seat of my truck.
> > I bought a compaq armada m300, 333 mhz, 128mb, 4gb drive. Its nice
> > to use but battery life isn't good at all, and I've had problems with
> > it. This thing seldom leaves the desktop, but the screen crapped out in
> > the first week, and now the battery has died, after only 5 months. I am
> > happy I got the extended warrantee on it! Because of these problems, I
> > can't really recommend it. I got it for $1069 though
> I'm currently looking at an older Thinkpad X20. While it's 3.4lbs, it's
> also very slim and very fast. It's also not much more than I'd end up
> paying for a Thinkpad 240 from a reputable dealer.
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