Boston Linux & Unix (BLU) Home | Calendar | Mail Lists | List Archives | Desktop SIG | Hardware Hacking SIG
Wiki | Flickr | PicasaWeb | Video | Maps & Directions | Installfests | Keysignings
Linux Cafe | Meeting Notes | Blog | Linux Links | Bling | About BLU

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Very Small Laptop Recommendations?

mike ledoux wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> So, I'm going on a road trip next week, and normally would carry my
> laptop to load maps into the GPS for the areas I'll be travelling
> through (the GPS only holds 24M of map data, so I can't simply load
> all of the maps for the ~1600 mile trip).  Unfortunately, my laptop
> died last week, and I don't have time this week to deal with the
> warranty service.  My laptop is bigger than what I'd prefer for
> this purpose anyway, so I'm taking this as an excuse to buy a very
> small portable machine.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for models I should consider, or
> places I should look?  If you happen to have an old, small laptop
> that you're looking to part with, that'd be great too. :)

You didn't mention the Sony Picturebook series (PCG-C1). They started 
with PII processors, and then shifted to the Transmeta Crusoe. (The hard 
disks and RAM get larger over time, as do the CPU speeds.) At any given 
time, there is always a variety of used systems on eBay, and you might 
find some elsewhere as well. The Fujitsu and Sharp systems you mention 
haven't been available as long, so you're less likely to find a used one.

JABR has one of the early models with a PII. You might ask him to let 
you have a look sometime.

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /