Used Laptop

Andrew McNabb amcnabb at mcnabbs.org
Wed Feb 16 14:29:20 MST 2005


I'm going to be getting a new laptop, which means I'm going to be
retiring my Dell.  It's a Dell Inspiron 5000 and comes pre-configured
and pre-installed with Gentoo.  I'm asking in the neighborhood of $300
with all of the accessories.

It's features and accessories are:

- 600 MHz Pentium III with 256 K cache (1179.64 bogomips)
- 368 MB of RAM
- 40.0 GB Hard Drive (this is really big for a used laptop)
- DVD/ROM Drive and floppy drive
- 15.1 inch SXGA+ Display at 1400 by 1050 resolution
  (that's incredibly high resolution)
- 3Com Ethernet and Prism 802.11b (wireless) PCMCIA cards
- serial and parallel ports (you don't get those on new machines)
- ATI video card with 8 MB dedicated RAM and enough 2D acceleration to
  watch DVDs smoothly
- VGA, S-Video, and composite output (I haven't done TV-out in Linux but
  it's supposed to work)
- Neoprene sleeve case and leather case
- big and comfortable built-in keyboard and nice trackpad
- very good support in Linux (e.g. sleeping works)

Problems:
- No battery (I'm sure you can get a replacement online)
- The screen hinge is a little loose (you could probably fix this)

Anyway, it's not a brand new machine, but considering the size and
resolution of the screen, the size of the hard drive, the amount of
memory, and the degree of support in Linux, I think it's a pretty good
deal.

So, if any of you are interested, email me off-list.


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Andrew McNabb
http://www.mcnabbs.org/andrew/
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