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[Chris]
June 4th, 2014, 09:24 PM
I know a made a post about this laptop on an earlier thread, but never did made a proper post of it. It's one of the better known re-brands of the Compal N30W, which i got this laptop along with a Dell Latitude D600 for free. Not sure if it would gain any interest.

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It's powered by a 600MHz Intel Pentium III, has 192MB of PC-100 SD-RAM, 8MB ATI Rage Mobility P, and the 15GB IBM TravelStar HDD. Sports the original factory install of Windows 98 Second Edition. CD-ROM drive is hot-swappable to switch it for a second battery, a DVD-ROM drive, a CD-Writer drive or a ZIP drive.

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Audio chipset is an ESS Maestro 2E, which fortunately has MS-DOS drivers for sound & MIDI, making it ideal to play old MS-DOS games within Windows 98 or MS-DOS mode.


Built-in 1.44MB 3.5" diskette drive, infrared, a DB-9 serial port, a parallel port, VGA & S-Video, a single USB 1.1 port, and a connector for the respective port replicator (Normal (http://images.esellerpro.com/2131/I/515/27/DELL0658U.jpg) & Advanced (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81N3AZbBhKL._SL1500_.jpg) version). Also has a 56K modem via a MiniPCI card.

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Sports 2 PC card slots (Type III PCMCIA?), occupied by a NETGEAR WG511 v2 Wireless G PC card & a VIA USB 2.0 PC Card with 4 USB 2.0 ports.

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Original battery still holds over an hour of charge (roughly an hour and a half)

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It's currently my main "retro" system for old DOS games and old Windows 9x games along with some emulators.

For those who live in the NY Metro Area, you may have noticed i'm streaming WCBS-FM via VLC media player.