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Laptop availability? [Mar. 6th, 2004|03:41 pm]
Folks, right now, before you can forget, if you have the opportunity to find out about a used laptop that can run Windows/Office XP, please do so. I have about two weeks to try to find one for a friend who's dying of cancer.

I have about $200 I can throw at this, if that helps anyone.

I suppose Monday I'll ask around and find out if we can take up a collection in the office for him... there's 90 employees, and if each person was willing to donate $3, that'd be enough (with the extra $200) to buy a decent used laptop. But, if anyone out there is fortunate enough to have a 300+mhz laptop, with 128+megs of memory, that's ready to be thrown out, or sold cheaply, or whatever, please let me know.

From: kightp
2004-03-07 02:51 am (UTC)
I've checked around and found no spare laptops down here, love, but hit me when you need the money - I'd be glad to pitch in.
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[User Picture]From: eleccham
2004-03-07 04:47 am (UTC)
johnpalmer - I've got an old Inspiron 7500.

There are three problems with it:
  1. The batteries are both dead, so AC only. Batteries for it are on order $90, I believe.

  2. The structural integrity isn't too high; the hinges are kinda cracked. This is Dell's lemon, the beginning of the end of their high-quality years.

  3. It's a friggin' tank - it's around ten pounds, if I recall correctly.

But, that said, massively high screen resolution, CD-RW and floppy both, 12GB of disk, 384MB of RAM. And I'm in the right neighborhood.
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[User Picture]From: eleccham
2004-03-07 04:56 am (UTC)
Oh, and it's a P3-500.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2004-03-10 04:27 am (UTC)
That sounds ideal... could you email me at j palmer, the number 1, at ix, dot netcom dot com, or j palmer at lion inc dot com? I'd like to work out details. I can also get you Pete's number if you'd like to work things out with him (since he knows where he'll be a lot better than I do!)

If money is tight, by the way, I can purchase this and have some friends help out with the batteries to get it put together.
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