Re: laptop recommendations...

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From: John Klassa (
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 12:50:55 PDT

>>>>> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, "Lisa" == Lisa Dusseault wrote:

  Lisa> I remember a conversation long ago on fork about laptop
  Lisa> recommendations, but when I searched the archives, I didn't come
  Lisa> up with the information I'm specifically looking for: in "light"

If it's the conversation I'm thinking of, it was me who started it, by
wondering why Dan (?) had a Toshiba 7020 since I didn't/don't like mine.

I've got a Toshiba 7020 with Red Hat 6.2 on it. Everything works, and
the system is fairly stable. My gripes:

        + the battery sucks (1.5 hours tops)
        + no built-in anything (no floppy, no CD, no ethernet)
        + you can't hook up a mouse without an add-on thingie (which comes
                with the machine, but it still a pain)
        + the max resolution is 1024x768 if you want a reasonable number of bpp
        + it has a sucky power switch (it's one of those soft switches, that
                doesn't always respond)

There are probably other things I don't like, but that's the bulk of it.

To be fair, it's not a bad machine. It's just not convenient in a lot of
ways (IMHO). If you have specific questions about it, I'd be glad to answer


John Klassa /

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