[ILUG] Laptop Recommendation?
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Mon Apr 19 19:57:33 IST 2004
On Monday 19 April 2004 17:46, Niall James O'Higgins wrote:
> I have a second hand sony vaio PCG-R600HEK. This is an 850 Mhz, 256 MB
> RAM laptop with DVD/CRD, Firewire, USB, 10/100 ethernet and a modem
> I run GNU/Debian unstable on it with kernel 2.6.5.
> I have had no problems with reliability (I think the machine is about
> 3 years old now, if not more), and all hardware functions very well.
> I have a 180GB external firewire drive hooked up for extra storage and
> often massive files are transferred off it over FTP/HTTP on the LAN.
> No idea about other vaios but my one rocks. And it is very
> light-weight and slim.
I second that.
The Sony C1 Picturebook is the best notebook that ever was or ever will be.
My 3-year old C1VFK just developed a hard-disk fault,
and I'm desperately looking for a 1.0-techie guy to change it for me.
I opened the back, and it's like looking into a baby's brain.
Fortunately I bought a cheap replacement on EBay with a strange fault -
it thinks it is being charged even when the charger is disconnected.
There is a list of films the C1 has played a role in somewhere,
as well as beautiful people who have one.
Sadly, the species is now endangered, as the screen is no longer made.
Surely no-one ever said, "Would you like to see my Dell laptop"?
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