Re: 21st century

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From: John Klassa (
Date: Tue Apr 18 2000 - 06:20:23 PDT

>>>>> On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, "Dan" == Dan Kohn wrote:

  Dan> through the Chunnel. I'm typing this on my new Toshiba Portege
  Dan> 7020 running W2K, communicating via infrared to my Ericsson T-28

Out of curiosity, why'd you choose the Toshiba 7020? I have one (it's
one of Cisco's standard bundles), and have been fairly unimpressed with
it... The power switch isn't a proper switch, but more of a "soft
switch" (it asks the computer to do something, rather than turning the
power off, *now*). It has no built-in floppy... You can't hook up
an external mouse and keyboard at the same without using the docking
station (and heck, to hook up a mouse you have to use that silly port
adapter thing that hangs off the side). The integration with NT is
spotty (though, thankfully, I don't do that much as I have linux on the
box, also). :-) The built-in video hardware is fairly low-end (I think
it has 2.5MB of video RAM, and won't do higher than 1024x768 unless
you trade bpp).

Anyway, you're somebody whose opinion I respect... What am I not seeing
on the 7020? What made it a good buy for you? :-)


John Klassa /

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