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    Default Best Old Laptop

    I'm looking for an old portable (less than 12 inch screen) laptop that will be able to run backtrack off the hard drive with no problems. it doesnt have to have integrated wireless but does have to have a pcmcia card slot.
    The specs don't really matter as long as it can run backtrack.
    oh and for £200 or less

    SONY VAIO C1VE (bit more expensive but ULTRA portable)
    IBM THINKPAD 240X PIII 500Mhz

    any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigmaticzidon View Post
    I'm looking for an old portable (less than 12 inch screen) laptop that will be able to run backtrack off the hard drive with no problems. it doesnt have to have integrated wireless but does have to have a pcmcia card slot.
    The specs don't really matter as long as it can run backtrack.
    oh and for £200 or less

    SONY VAIO C1VE (bit more expensive but ULTRA portable)
    IBM THINKPAD 240X PIII 500Mhz

    any suggestions?
    Try ebay, always something there that someone else doesn't want.
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    I'm currently using a old compaq armada m300
    Runs bt2.0 fine (xp is chuggy as expected - still can browse the web ect but dont expect to play vids with integrated video)

    Info:
    600mhz
    11gb HDD
    pcmcia slot on the right hand side
    usb at back & on connector bay (cd/floppy mount it disconnects from)
    note: Just make sure the battery is decent and you'll be right.

    Dimensions:
    12.1" Screen
    0.9" Thickness
    3.4 Pounds (No AC Adaptor)
    - its pretty friggin tiny

    Pics:
    http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/a...06/m300-02.jpg <- thats it connected to the bay (actually about 1/2 the thickness)

    http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/a...06/m300-04.jpg <- the size on the screen is the actual size of it (1280x res )

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    Default armada 6500

    im curenly on an compaq armada 6500 hah! 30gb hdd

    see::
    h18002.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10014_div/10014_div.HTML

    al is good .. combo network modem

    needs atention under back track *(incodentaly)

    and my bat=dead dodo

    other than that its a bute
    and all for a 4pack of grolsh

    good luck on finding simler bargins !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcloud View Post
    im curenly on an compaq armada 6500 hah! 30gb hdd

    see::
    h18002.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/10014_div/10014_div.HTML

    al is good .. combo network modem

    needs atention under back track *(incodentaly)

    and my bat=dead dodo

    other than that its a bute
    and all for a 4pack of grolsh

    good luck on finding simler bargins !!
    Too bad it didn't come with a working shift key or spell checker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    Too bad it didn't come with a working shift key or spell checker.
    Maybe he needs the "special" backtrack distro w/ open office

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    I always thought the Sony picturebooks were cool. No clue on how well it would work. It's a Sony, so expect things to be almost as proprietary as a Mac. My current BT laptop is a Dell Latitude C610. Works great, and I added aquired a second hard drive module to go where the cd/dvd usually sits. It's a 15" model though, so wouldn't work for your current want list.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    what is the best/recomended processor speed for BT2 ?

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