[SATLUG] Re: Need Laptop Recommendations
yatinhat at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 13:36:54 CDT 2006
That sounds pretty bad for the small pins that hold the battery in your
laptop to break off. Did they replace or repair the problem for you? Other
than that it sounds like a good machine.
The worst laptop I ever had was either a Sony or a Toshiba Pentium III (I
don't remember which brand) but, the darn thing kept rebooting. It turned
out that the company had used desktop parts instead of laptop parts causing
it to overheat and keep rebooting. They used a desktop CPU instead of a
laptop CPU to save money.
I researched and found that there was a class action lawsuit against them
and I recovered a small amount of money (under $300) for the company I was
working for. I heard that the laptop was returned to inventory and sold to
some poor soul in an auction.
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 20:03:37 -0500
From: "John Ziriax" <ziriax at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Re: Need Laptop Recommendations
I've been using a Sony VGN-S270P for about a year now. I bought it at
work through EmperorPenguin. They call it the Silver Comet. It's been
a great machine. The smallest around at the time that had a video
card. For me, light weight is very important. And, it will run on
batteries for hours, especially the quad-battery.
My one complaint is the tendency for the small pins that hold the
battery in the laptop to break off. Two of the 4 batteries (one from
Laptops for less and onve from Sony, both the regular size) have
broken. I think this results from the battery not being held in very
tightly and it being exposed along the back of the laptop.
This laptop has alot of miles and use. I'm running Debian unstable
with the EmperorPenguin kernel.
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