Looking for laptop

Matthew Walker mwalker at kydance.net
Tue Jun 17 11:25:36 MDT 2008


On Tue, June 17, 2008 11:20 am, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> At a price range of $200-250 you are obviously not going to get
> something new.  There are several laptops for sell on ebay within this
> price range, but they are all used, which means the battery life will
> probably be at it's end, so you will want to order a replacement battery
> so you can get the 1.5 hours you are looking for.
>
> The thing to remember about lithium ion batteries are excellent at
> energy density, holding their charge (low self discharge) and recharging
> (no memory effect).  The downfall of lithium batteries is their shelf
> life.  They begin dieing the day they are manufactured, even if not
> used, so the older the battery the higher the chance of it being at the
> end of its life.
>
> You could probably find something like this laptop [1] which closed at
> about $200, plus $30 for shipping, and $60-$100 for a replacement
> battery, which would bring you to a price range of about $290-$330.

Thanks for that... I've already been shopping on ebay, and I know what I'm looking at.
As I said, I'm /not/ looking for a cutting edge machine by any means. My last laptop is
at least 6 years old, and I was perfectly happy with it.

In fact, if nothing else turns up, I may just purchase the same model off eBay, but I
was hoping for a bit of an upgrade, and figured it couldn't hurt to see what people had
locally.

-- 
Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP & MU* Specialist



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