Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Tech Talk

Tech Talk Discuss PC Hardware, Software, Internet and Other Technology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-04-02, 01:14 AM   #1
GatorDeb
DVD Talk Legend
 
GatorDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The "Real" Vice City
Posts: 15,212
New laptop!!

I just finished configuring the USB network (cable modem goes to desktop through ethernet cable and to laptop through USB). I am in love! It is totally awesome. I may never go back to the desktop again (going to install Laplink tomorrow so I don't have to ) I got: (for $1100 AFTER shipping AND tax AND rebates):


Microprocessor Mobile Intel® Celeron® processor 1.13GHz


Memory 256MB SDRAM at 133Mhz (Note: 256MB=2x128MB modules; both memory slots are full); Max memory=1024 MB, up to 32MB Memory shared with video


Processor Cache 32K (L1); 256K (L2) on die


CD-RW drive DVD and CD-RW combo drive (removable weight saver included)


Diskette Drive optional external USB 3.5" 1.44MB floppy drive available


Hard Drive 20GB (Gigabyte(GB) is defined as 1,000,000,000 bytes, accessible capacity may vary)


Display 14.1" XGA (1024x768) TFT


Video Graphics S3 Savage4 AGP - 4X graphics with hardware motion compensation for high quality DVD; S-Video & composite TV-Out Support; Simultaneous display capability


Video Memory 16MB video memory (shared with main system memory, user configurable to 32MB)


Speakers 3D sound and dual built-in stereo speakers with integrated acoustic chambers, microphone included


PC Card Slots 1 type II or type III PCMCIA card slot


Total External Notebook Ports 3 USB, USB serial supported, 1 parallel, 1 S video TV-Out, 1 line out, 1 port replicator connector, 1 RJ-11 modem port, 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port, AC, 1 microphone in, 1 headphone, 1 VGA, Kensington lock compatible, 1 System reset


Data/Fax Modem Integrated 56-Kbps (v.90) modem


Network Card Integrated 10/100 Ethernet


Controls 5 one-touch user configurable internet and shortcut keys


Keyboard 87 key, full size, spill resistant keyboard; 5 one-touch illuminated user configurable internet and shortcut keys


Pointing Device Touch pad on palm rest with On/Off button and Up/down easy scroll pad


Power Universal AC adapter, built-in Lithium Ion battery. Low battery warning. ACPI compliant


Notebook Dimensions 12.5" x 10.75" x 1.4" (Thickness may vary at different points on the system)


Weight - Notebook Approx. 5.2lbs (with weight saver); Weight may vary due to vendor component changes and manufacturing process


Security Systems diagnostics by hp; Norton Anti-Virus 2002 by Symantec



Warranty and support 1 year limited warranty, 90 days software support; 24-hour/7-day a week phone support


Operating System Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition (including Internet Explorer 6.0, Outlook Express 6.0)


Education and Entertainment Microsoft® Encarta® World Encyclopedia Deluxe online version

Selection of 3D Games by Wild Tangent

hpPhoto.com

Cyberlink® Medi@Show™ (Slideshow Creation)

Intervideo WinDVD 2001 3.1 (DVD Player)

hp RecordNow 3.1 by Veritas (CD-RW Recording)



Internet Solutions Electronic registration

EarthLink® 5.0 lite

AOL® 6.0

Business Center: a portal for all businesses

CompuServe®2000

Easy Internet Sign Up

MSN® 6.0

hp e-Center featuring online business services including: Online Backup by @backup, online print center by mimeo.com,online communications by dialpad, DVD rentals by Netflix



Music Software MusicMatch Jukebox CD and MP3 player including EMusic and Rioport music store icons


Post-purchase Promotion MySoftwareChoice.com: Great titles at a great price

Data Migration - Smart Clone



Productivity and Finance Microsoft® Fax Services

Microsoft® Firewall

Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ 5.0
Quicken Financial Center by Intuit

hp library: documentation, notes, working in comfort information

Microsoft® Money 2002

Microsoft® Works 6.0
__________________
XBOX Live Gamertag: GatorDeb07 (zero seven)
My XBOX 360 blogs about me
"Polo por u, polo por u" - Peggy speaking Spanish from KOTH (Chicken for you, chicken for you)
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 01:17 AM   #2
GatorDeb
DVD Talk Legend
 
GatorDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The "Real" Vice City
Posts: 15,212
BTW the USB floppy was $50 at HPShopping.com with $50 rebate as an extra promotion. Too bad I don't have it yet, I have a cheap CDR with just 1 50k driver file in it
__________________
XBOX Live Gamertag: GatorDeb07 (zero seven)
My XBOX 360 blogs about me
"Polo por u, polo por u" - Peggy speaking Spanish from KOTH (Chicken for you, chicken for you)
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 01:45 AM   #3
broadwayblue
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Heart of the Heart
Posts: 8,583
think you're in love now? get yourself one of these:


and one of these:



and you will really be in LOVE!

what could be cooler then web without wires? surf the net from your couch...take it outside...anywhere you want!
__________________
Let's Go Rangers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 02:06 AM   #4
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,399
Quote:
Originally posted by broadwayblue
think you're in love now? get yourself one of these:


and one of these:



and you will really be in LOVE!

what could be cooler then web without wires? surf the net from your couch...take it outside...anywhere you want!

ooohhh...i love the wireless lan

of course, you might want to use some encryption so the neighbors can't use it too
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 02:16 AM   #5
GatorDeb
DVD Talk Legend
 
GatorDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The "Real" Vice City
Posts: 15,212
I don't really go anywhere besides my room (live with sister), so I think for me at this time it would be a waste. I get email in my watch (along with pages) so I really don't take it anywhere, just on trips. Now when I go to karate tourneys I can burn CDs with pics on the spot In about 2 months I'm buying a USB HD case (for both 2.5 and 3.5) with a 100gig HD and will burn my music, pics, and music videos so I can erase it once and for all from the comp and just hook it up to desktop or take on the road.

The screen is GORGEOUS. Swoon.

This is such a treat for me. Lots and lots of hours of overtime I'm going on a trip in June so this will come in handy. Will buy extra battery by then.
__________________
XBOX Live Gamertag: GatorDeb07 (zero seven)
My XBOX 360 blogs about me
"Polo por u, polo por u" - Peggy speaking Spanish from KOTH (Chicken for you, chicken for you)
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 02:17 AM   #6
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,399
Quote:
Originally posted by GatorDeb
I don't really go anywhere besides my room (live with sister), so I think for me at this time it would be a waste. I get email in my watch (along with pages) so I really don't take it anywhere, just on trips. Now when I go to karate tourneys I can burn CDs with pics on the spot In about 2 months I'm buying a USB HD case (for both 2.5 and 3.5) with a 100gig HD and will burn my music, pics, and music videos so I can erase it once and for all from the comp and just hook it up to desktop or take on the road.

The screen is GORGEOUS. Swoon.

This is such a treat for me. Lots and lots of hours of overtime I'm going on a trip in June so this will come in handy. Will buy extra battery by then.
lemme recommend firewire...
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 02:31 AM   #7
GatorDeb
DVD Talk Legend
 
GatorDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The "Real" Vice City
Posts: 15,212
Quote:
Originally posted by D. Pham


lemme recommend firewire...
Kind of hard to stick a FW device into a USB port
__________________
XBOX Live Gamertag: GatorDeb07 (zero seven)
My XBOX 360 blogs about me
"Polo por u, polo por u" - Peggy speaking Spanish from KOTH (Chicken for you, chicken for you)
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 10:58 AM   #8
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,399
Quote:
Originally posted by GatorDeb
Kind of hard to stick a FW device into a USB port
well, of course, you have to have a firewire port...or how bout a scsi one...my old laptop (166) has one of these
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 09:57 PM   #9
GatorDeb
DVD Talk Legend
 
GatorDeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: The "Real" Vice City
Posts: 15,212
I took the plunge. $160 delivered:

3 USB 2.0 slots for comp
3 USB 2.0 PCMCIA
USB 2.0 external HD enclosure.

Crap... I forgot the USB 2.0 cable. If the enclosure does not come with it I'll buy it locally.

So it's 480 a second. Am I right that it's over 24 GIGS a minute??

That's un-freaking-beliveable!

I won't buy a HD, I'll just use my desktop's 2nd drive.
__________________
XBOX Live Gamertag: GatorDeb07 (zero seven)
My XBOX 360 blogs about me
"Polo por u, polo por u" - Peggy speaking Spanish from KOTH (Chicken for you, chicken for you)
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-02, 10:12 PM   #10
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)
DVD Talk Hero
 
D.Pham4GLTE (>60GB)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Stick out your tongue!
Posts: 37,399
Quote:
Originally posted by GatorDeb
I took the plunge. $160 delivered:

3 USB 2.0 slots for comp
3 USB 2.0 PCMCIA
USB 2.0 external HD enclosure.

Crap... I forgot the USB 2.0 cable. If the enclosure does not come with it I'll buy it locally.

So it's 480 a second. Am I right that it's over 24 GIGS a minute??

That's un-freaking-beliveable!

I won't buy a HD, I'll just use my desktop's 2nd drive.
it's 480 MBps (mega bits/second) or 60 megabytes per second. also, remember that that is the maximum speed, and i don't think it is possible to sustain those speeds. nevertheless, it's still fast.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 AM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.