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Posted: 3/7/2006 4:56:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 5:19:38 AM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
Hehe...
Just bought this little Dell Latitude LM on Sunday for $65...

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:31&Item=6855961923

It's got a blazing fast 133mhz Pentium cpu running Win98se
A whopping 24mb of ram
and... a huge 1.4gig hard drive.

(I actually bought it to run a DOS engine monitoring program on my '86 Buick Regal T-type.)
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:03:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 5:03:28 AM EDT by cruze5]
i wouldn't have paid 20 bucks for that thing


why didn't you buy one of dells $449 specials.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:06:37 AM EDT
is it a crank start, or do you just pedal it?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:12:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
i wouldn't have paid 20 bucks for that thing


why didn't you buy one of dells $449 specials.



Because those Dells are BULLETPROOF while the current ones are CRAP.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:15:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:

Originally Posted By cruze5:
i wouldn't have paid 20 bucks for that thing


why didn't you buy one of dells $449 specials.



Because those Dells are BULLETPROOF while the current ones are CRAP.



agreed
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:25:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
i wouldn't have paid 20 bucks for that thing


why didn't you buy one of dells $449 specials.



I actually think I'd buy another 650mhz Inspiron 7500 for $300 before I bought any of the new junk.

This little Latitude LM is clean as a whistle and looks like it's never been used.
For $65, it's the perfect DOS machine for what I need.
I wiped the HDD clean last night, removing Win95, and installed a fresh copy of Win98.

I was just amazed that I was able to get on the internet by simply swapping in the Linksys ethernet card from the Inspiron 7500 that I use here at work.
It's a little slow-going though... 'Kinda reminds me of dial-up days.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:25:46 AM EDT
I have 2 just like it, and one a little faster, (233Mhz I think) that I picked up at a rummage sale last year and I don't use any of them. The 2 slower ones don't have an OS installed, but the faster one I am running Win 98 and AutoCad.

Maybe I should ebay them. I thought they were useless...
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:31:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 5:32:09 AM EDT by Dragracer_Art]

Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
I have 2 just like it, and one a little faster, (233Mhz I think) that I picked up at a rummage sale last year and I don't use any of them. The 2 slower ones don't have an OS installed, but the faster one I am running Win 98 and AutoCad.

Maybe I should ebay them. I thought they were useless...



Drop me an IM... I might be interested if the price is right.

I can pay via 30rd mags if needed.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:33:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
is it a crank start, or do you just pedal it?



He'll answer you tomorrow or the next day.

It's running a little slow.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:33:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

...(I actually bought it to run a DOS engine monitoring program on my '86 Buick Regal T-type.)



Don't leave us in suspense, man!

What year?

What color?

Post some damn PICS already!
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:42:43 AM EDT
133mhz should adequately run a DOS diagnostic program with cycles to spare. I just purchased a used 1.7ghz machine for a good price. I'm glad the CPU mhz wars have slowed to such a glacial pace. When I built my desktop PC in 2003 I thought it might be a useful gaming system for 2 years at most. But now it looks like it might last for 2 more years. They can take their sweet time breaking the 4.0ghz desktop CPU barrier.

Galland
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:45:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

...(I actually bought it to run a DOS engine monitoring program on my '86 Buick Regal T-type.)



Don't leave us in suspense, man!

What year?

What color?

Post some damn PICS already!



Yeah what he said
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 5:45:49 AM EDT
That's a killer deal! I need something similar to run Win2000 or WinXP that will live in the garage as a standalone dedicated computer in a similar fashion. It has to have a parallel port though and it seems most newer Dells don't come with a Para port.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:03:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By California_Kid:

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:

...(I actually bought it to run a DOS engine monitoring program on my '86 Buick Regal T-type.)



Post some damn PICS already!



Here ya go...
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:09:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CS223:
That's a killer deal! I need something similar to run Win2000 or WinXP that will live in the garage as a standalone dedicated computer in a similar fashion. It has to have a parallel port though and it seems most newer Dells don't come with a Para port.



I'll tell ya what... I couldn't be happier with my Dell Inspiron 7500 running @ 650mhz, with 15" screen.
I have WinXP Pro installed and it runs fantastic with just 256mb ram. I just bumped it to 512mb, so now it's even better. It has the para port on it too, but is too nice of a computer to sit on the front seat of the car. I see them on Ebay going for $250-$300. Well worth it from what I know about mine. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

As far as using a laptop for my Buick, the Latitude LM with it's smaller 12" screen is perfect for that. It really only needs DOS... Windows98 and internet capability is just a bonus.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 6:10:26 AM EDT
Nice car. Where's the bottle?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:03:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By j-fonz:
Nice car. Where's the bottle?



The bottles usually stay in the garage if I'm not planning on racing anyone of a serious threat. The car is capable of mid-11's as it sits. The juice will put it well into the 10's.

Last time at the track (back in Sept) it went 11.15 @ 121 on the juice.
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