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View Poll Results: what brand of laptop do you have?
Acer 8 20.00%
Asus 3 7.50%
HP|Compaq 8 20.00%
LG 0 0%
Toshiba 4 10.00%
Sony 1 2.50%
Apple 2 5.00%
Dell 11 27.50%
Lenovo|IBM 4 10.00%
Other 10 25.00%
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Old January 5, 2008, 11:31 AM
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I've got my trusty IBM Thinkpad T41. 14" 1400x1050 res screen, 32mb ATI 9000, 80GB 5400RPM, and bumbed her up to 768mb of RAM! I love the thing. With the extended life battery I get near to 5 hours run time. It is not without it's flaws though. There's something messing about in it....every now and again the screen goes crazy, getting all jiggly. Something I can live with though!
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Old January 5, 2008, 01:59 PM
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OMG our lappy is a dinosaur HP PIII 800MHz - LOL. It runs XP but it's kinda slow with only 256MB ram. Never bothered to upgrade the ram as I was just going to buy a new lappy, oh well :P I don't really do much on it anymore. I always look around for a replacement but never seem to need one bad enough to fork out the cash.
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Old January 5, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Yeah, seriously....

I bought mine with the thought of bringing it to sea with me and being able to play some (current at the time) games.

As it stands... we really only use the laptop as an easy to access internet machine upstairs (my wife doesn't like the idea of a computer desk in the living room for some reason.... :) ).

I'm sure I could do with a PIII 800, but I'm not keen on the 512 I've got so 256 would be murder.....
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Old January 5, 2008, 02:43 PM
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LOL...I bought mine to take to sea also and I loved it! I bought my HP Pavilion ze5170 Laptop (2.0 GHz Pentium 4, 512MB RAM, 40GB hard drive) in Boston, USA, for US 2300 if I remember correctly! She lasted for almost 5 years until her mobo died!
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Old January 5, 2008, 02:59 PM
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PowerBook G3 Series Rev 2 (PDQ), 300Mhz 750 (64KB L1, 1MB L2), 384MB RAM, 4MB Rage Pro LT, Linksys WPC54G v3, Macally FH-BUS2, 40GB Samsung MP0402H, Matshita CR-174, Mac OS 10.4.10/9.2.2
14.1" 1024x768 active matrix TFT LCD, (September 1998 - May 1999)

PowerBook G3 Series Bronze Keyboard (Lombard), 400Mhz 750 (64KB L1, 512KB L2), 256MB RAM, 8MB Rage Pro LT, 4GB Fujitsu MHH2048AT, Matshita CR-175-D, Mac OS 9.2.2
14.1" 1024x768 active matrix TFT LCD, (May 1999 - February 2000)

PowerBook 160 (Brooks), 25Mhz 68030 (0.5KB L1), 10MB RAM, 128KB VRAM, 326MB HD, System 7.5.3, 10" 640x400 passive matrix FSTN LCD, (October 1992 - August 1993)
PowerBook 150 (Jedi), 33Mhz 68030 (0.5KB L1), 8MB RAM, 120MB HD, 9.5" 640x480 passive matrix FSTN 2-bit-per-pixel (4 level) grayscale LCD, (July 1994 - October 1995)
PowerBook 150 (Jedi), 33Mhz 68030 (0.5KBL1), 4MB RAM, 120MB HD, 9.5" 640x480 passive matrix FSTN 2-bit-per-pixel (4 level) grayscale LCD, (July 1994 - October 1995)
PowerBook 145 (Colt 45), 25Mhz 68030 (0.5KB L1), 4MB RAM, 40MB HD. 10" 640x400 passive matrix FSTN LCD, (August 1992 - June 1993)

Only functional batteries I have are for the 680x0 ones. Last time I checked my PB160 can go around an hour at full CPU speed w/ full backlight and some HD access here and there. Have not tested the other decent battery though. I am also planning on re-celling one of my two worst ones (10 and 15min), I just need to find a good source of appropriate Ni-Cd cells. I have a completely dead Li-Ion for my Lombard that I would like to re-cell as well.
Apparently others have pulled 10-12 hours with two high capacity batteries in the bays of the G3 Series PowerBooks like the ones I have though I think that was in OS 9 and with high energy conservation settings.

Had Debian 2.2 with 2.4.1 kernel or something on my PowerBook 160 for a while some time ago but switched back to Apple's operating systems because from that I found they provided better hardware support, used less system resources and allowed me to use the apps I am more familiar with and like.
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Old January 5, 2008, 03:55 PM
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Old January 5, 2008, 08:52 PM
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Old January 5, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Dell XPS M2010 Product Details

Its actually just about the 1yr anniversary of my awesome "laptop" its a sweet Dell 20" Desktop replacement that I use 20-25 days a month on the road. The huge size doesnt bother me cuz it stays in the hotel room.
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Old January 7, 2008, 10:17 PM
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I own a MacBook Pro 15''
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1440 x 900 resolution
2GB memory
160GB hard drive1
8x double-layer SuperDrive
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 256MB SDRAM
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