[rescue] Needed: Older laptops

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Jul 3 22:00:55 CDT 2007

>From: Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net>
>Date: 2007/07/03 Tue PM 02:56:32 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Needed: Older laptops

>linc wrote:
>> Bill Bradford wrote:
>>> I need a pair of older laptops, somewhere in the 600Mhz-1Ghz range, to 
>>> set a couple of "disadvantaged" (but highly deserving) people up with
>>> computers for record keeping and general computer use.  If anybody has
>>> something available, let me know.. 
>> And I could use one or more of the same for a server or two, so broken 
>> LCD's are fine for me.
>It may be just me, but IMHO laptops make poor servers.  Above and beyond
>any scalability/expandability considerations, they're generally not
>designed with continuous 24/7 operation in mind.

I can get Dell SFF PIII/933-1.0 GHz systems if anyone is interested, for about $75 + actual S/H... (they might make better servers than "topless" laptops ;^)


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