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compaqxp
May 31st, 2008, 03:43 AM
I need a laptop with specific features for a project I'm doing.

*500MB Hard Drive + or -
*12MB RAM or more, no higher then 32MB
*Floppy drive, Non-removable
*Serial Port
*Parallel Port
*PS/2 Key board port. (Not a must have, but I would like it)
*10in. minimum screen 12in. Max
*No dock ports, special extension ports, No Mic-in port
*20MHZ minimum, 100MHZ maximum, AMD or Intel
*Must run MS-DOS or PC-DOS

I've been looking but can find something that will suit this, I know their is laptop and I probably haven't looked hard enough, but Any help you guys can give me is greatly appreciated. The laptop needs be fairly easy to get a hold of to. I'm not looking to buy one here just to find one that suits this.

And I'm sorry if this is in the wrong spot.

MikeS
May 31st, 2008, 06:26 AM
Sounds like any one of dozens of 486/P1 laptops; why such specific specs?

m

compaqxp
May 31st, 2008, 07:09 AM
...dozens of 486/P1 laptops

So far I haven't been able to find one of the dozens that suits what I need.


...why such specific specs?

A programming project I'm doing, that I don't want to/can't do on something newer. And because for it to work like I plan, I need the specs I've listed.

MikeS
May 31st, 2008, 07:18 AM
OK; if you're going to be that fussy then you probably will have a problem since pretty well every laptop is going to have *one* thing that you won't allow, whether it's an expansion port, keyboard, 800MB HD, whatever.

Good luck!

m

compaqxp
May 31st, 2008, 08:01 AM
special extension ports
Just to clarify that, I don't mean things like PCMCIA Cards, I mean things like ports that allow you to attach things like external CD/Floppy drives.


whether it's an expansion port, keyboard, 800MB HD, whatever.
Like I put 500MB plus or minus. anything more then 500 is good but 500 is all I need. And I could bend and allow a Mic-in port. I'll go hunting on eBay today, again.

Trixter
May 31st, 2008, 08:12 AM
I need a laptop with specific features for a project I'm doing.

*500MB Hard Drive + or -
*12MB RAM or more, no higher then 32MB
*Floppy drive, Non-removable
*Serial Port
*Parallel Port
*PS/2 Key board port. (Not a must have, but I would like it)
*10in. minimum screen 12in. Max
*No dock ports, special extension ports, No Mic-in port
*20MHZ minimum, 100MHZ maximum, AMD or Intel
*Must run MS-DOS or PC-DOS


Please explain why these are specific requirements, especially the memory, speed, and monitor size limits. I don't think you really want a laptop with those exact specifications (because you will have a very hard time finding one that meets all of them).

If you can describe what you're trying to do, we can help you come up with a common and cheap solution that will meet your needs.

NathanAllan
May 31st, 2008, 08:56 AM
He's right, we're nice like that. But off the top of my head, Toshiba Satellite 110CS-- oops, nevermind, has a dock port.

So, what's your project?

Nathan


Please explain why these are specific requirements, especially the memory, speed, and monitor size limits. I don't think you really want a laptop with those exact specifications (because you will have a very hard time finding one that meets all of them).

If you can describe what you're trying to do, we can help you come up with a common and cheap solution that will meet your needs.

MikeS
May 31st, 2008, 11:51 AM
Just Duct tape over the unneeded ports. Make sure you match the colour.

m

NathanAllan
May 31st, 2008, 05:33 PM
There's always the Compaq Contura 4/25, there are nearly no options on it.

Nathan

NathanAllan
May 31st, 2008, 05:35 PM
There's always the Compaq Contura 4/25, there are nearly no options on it.Then you can tape up what you don't need. And 500mb drives are really cheap.

Nathan

squirrel-steam
June 2nd, 2008, 12:37 PM
I have a compaq presario 1075 with a 150mhz p1, 48mb ram, 1.5gb hd, the battery is bad (about 10 mins,) but the charger is good.
But it has all the ports on it, and windows 95.