[amsat-bb] Re: "Notebook size computer"

John Marranca, Jr KB2HSH at amsat.org
Wed Nov 12 07:41:41 PST 2008

Hello everyone.

That Acer is a beautiful machine.  I like the size of the micro laptops.

If a less expensive micro is desired, though, people shouldn't overlook the
older SONY VAIO PCG-505F series.  I have one, and it is pretty capable.  It
runs Windows ME (I actually like ME), and has a USB port on it.  I have used
a 4-Port USB adapter to run 2 USB-to-serial cables, and it works quite
well.  And you can get them on eBay for as little as $100.

Even though it has an older OS on it, its size and performance are adequate
for what I ask it to do.  (Sometimes, the LATEST OS just isn't necessary
when all you need the PC to be is literally perform as a man/machine

Food for thought.



John Marranca, Jr
PBX Technician/Shop Steward CWA Local 1122
BN Systems, Inc
Orchard Park, NY

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