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Notebooks Look at my amazing new laptop!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sleepygamer, 13 Jul 2010.

  1. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    It's crazy fast, yo, and boots Windows XP!

    :blush:

    What shall I do with it? Try and run Crysis? Will Crysis even fit on the MAHOOSIVE 20GB IDE drive?!

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    Here's the crazy specs.

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    But seriously, what the hell should I do with it? Gut it and sell the bits?
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Put the screen on the side panel of your case (with hinge) and use it as a secondary monitor.

    :D

    S3 graphics, ahhh, that takes me back.
     
  3. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    But then I wouldn't be able to see my PC's guts in the window!

    Although, all jokes aside, I did consider something similar. It would be pretty good for a casemod, maybe an all in one travel box?

    It actually boots XP pretty quickly, about a minute, I think.
     
  4. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'd keep it, as a backup incase something breaks, to browse the internet, or give it to your parents/relatives so they can browse the net



    I have a old Thinkpad that I've been using to test out Ubuntu, which is better than dual booting on my regular PC
     
  5. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    True, having a functioning machine for when I am doing upgrades would be nice. I wonder how well it would run older games and emulators...

    The click of the hard drive brings back memories of playing D&D on my grandmother's Pentium II desktop... ahh, those were the days.
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Put linux on it and use it as a kinda netbook when your lazy.thats what i did
     
  7. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    It's slower than I thought! The BIOS lied to me. The BIOS was telling me that this was an 800mhz processor, but there was FALSIFICATION happening! It's only 650mhz!

    OUTRAGE.

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  8. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Personally I would keep it as a backup in case you need to access the web to sort out a problem with your main computer(s). This of course assumes you don't have another way of accessing the web (other than your main computer) already.

    This can be a god send if something goes tits up and you need a fix.
     
  9. bsoltan

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    Overclock it.



    Until it catches on fire.
     
  10. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Back up the Internet ... just in case. I'd hate to see that thing break and nobody had bothered ...
     
  11. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    THIS.

    The BIOS is kinda lame though. No OC options.
     
  12. roosauce

    roosauce Looking for xmas projects??

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    Buy a motherboard with OC options and cut that bit out - just stick it inside the laptop. Everything is inter-operable these days. You should be able to get another 3-4MHz easy.
     
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  13. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Seeing it's IBM it WILL have a good keyboard. I'd install some light linux distro and have it at hand for IRC and the kind of surfing you just don't want to do on the Windows-machine.
     
  14. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Great Scott, of course! My old Biostar motherboard has OC options! Sure the mobo burned out, but the OC options should work, right?!

    But they are AMD OC options... nah, it'll work fiiiiiine.

    It actually has a Norwegian keyboard, with three extra funky letters. The left shift is a bit sticky, and the Enter key feels oversized compared to my Lycosa's, but it isn't bad. The keys have a nice action.

    My girlfriend suggested filling it full of naughty videos (her suggestion was ones involving horses) turn the volume up, leave it in Starbucks, waiting for the videos to kick in, and then after 5 minutes of them being on, go back in and act all flustered about leaving the laptop. Fun!
     
  15. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    This would earn you a prison sentence in the UK under the new extreme pr0n laws.
     
  16. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Oh I never thought you could actually type down how being sick sounds, so it's surprising Norwegians need keyboards.

    And your GF has a truly messed up imagination.
     
  17. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Sadface.

    Heeeee. You have no idea how much that amuses me. My dad's girlfriend is Norwegian (it was her lappy) and she has something of the same opinion of the Finnish language!

    Edit: Yes, she really does. XD
     
  18. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Ahhh, neighbourly love is sweet ain't it?

    :hehe:

    Just had a thought, put another NIC in the PCMCIA slot and turn it into a Linux router/firewall? M0n0wall or Smoothwall?
     
  19. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    If you don't want to get arrested, and don't really need the laptop at all, you could try the game your gf suggested (wearing a hoodie for CCTV), and just leave the laptop in there. Who knows how long customers would stand the noise before someone shuts it down?

    It's a bit anti-social though :lol:
     
  20. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Anti-social? I'm fairly sure that would be the point! :blush:

    The best way to go about that would be to have friends in the shop who silently support you, and set up cameras to capture reactions. If the customers don't shut it down after 5 minutes, get the staff to do so, and then when everyone has cleared out, repeat the same gag.

    Youtube videos! :clap:
     

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