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    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.

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    Sounds like any one of dozens of 486/P1 laptops; why such specific specs?

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    ...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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqxp View Post
    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.

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    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Trixter View Post
    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.
    The ancients knew *more* than us...
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    Just Duct tape over the unneeded ports. Make sure you match the colour.

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    There's always the Compaq Contura 4/25, there are nearly no options on it.

    Nathan
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    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
    The ancients knew *more* than us...
    http://www.legendarytimes.com/forum/index.php They're baaaack!

    Come and see http://www.gamegavel.com for all your gaming needs! We have Zero-ohm resistors!

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