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Old 02-20-2009, 03:26 PM   #21
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Do you have any trouble tuning with such a small screen?
not at all. It's also much easier to handle it in the car instead of a bulky full size computer.
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Thinkpad SL400.

More bulky than I'd like but it is my only laptop and it works pretty well. MT freezes a lot though and I cant even end the process, have to restart. Annoying but oh well.
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Just bought a ASUS eee PC 1000H (10" screen, 160GB, 1GB RAM[2GB on the way]) today to tune and log with myself...
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Kaypro 64 for portability. Home PC is a Commodore.


Only the old guys around here might remember those!
LOL, nice!

I have 2 TI-99/4As in the basement, one of which still even has the box.
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Toshiba Satellite, don't know the exact model number but 1.8 GHz w/ 1 GB RAM. It's about 3 years old. It runs the software just great, but the battery life is not impressive.

At the track I have used Palmlog on a IIIxe. It works great for logging, and it can be secured pretty well in the map pocket on the door. The only way it's going anywhere is if I have a serious off-track excursion, in which case I have bigger things to worry about than a $10 (disposable) Palm Pilot. Only downside is that after logging in burst mode, it can take a while to transfer the logs to the laptop for tuning with MLV.
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:35 PM   #26
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Kaypro 64 for portability. Home PC is a Commodore.
Heh! Why not a C64SX for the car?


My CarPC is a Fujitsu Stylistic tablet. It's a 128MB P3 running Win2k:


If I were doing it over today, I'd get an Eee 901 and do a touchscreen conversion. The Stylistic is ultra-convenient 95% of the time, but having a keyboard would be nice every now and then.
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EEEPC FTW. I love this thing.
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Dell E1505, my only computer. The batteries suck and Vista pisses me off sometimes, but everything else is great.

Sav I feel your pain. Tuning the MS with my wife's laptop that runs Vista was a nightmare. The screens would freeze and so on.

I watched the Dell Outlet and scored a Inspiron 1525 with XP Pro for 285 and free shipping. It runs like a dream and doesn't crash daily like hers does.
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Dell C400...w/XPP. I don't use it for anything but tuning.
So how many of you bought laptops from me? lol I know I sold about a dozen of them on here awhile back

My norm. is a HPNX7000..older but damn nice.
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good ole dell e1505 running xp. only bad part is the screen hinge is pretty broken so it flops around
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That steel case with the keyboard that unlatches from it is the ultimate in portable PC tech. Of course this picture is of the Kaypro 2. I use the VI with the massive 10mb internal hd. People that weigh laptops in ounces are pansies. That baby is 28 lbs. Was only $2800 new!
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I need to get a laptop.. I dont actually have one that I can call my own..
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Thinkpad SL400.

More bulky than I'd like but it is my only laptop and it works pretty well. MT freezes a lot though and I cant even end the process, have to restart. Annoying but oh well.
Same here.

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Macbook with parallels.
how the **** did you get it to work?


I use a new macbook with bootcamp running windows xp pro on it. ****** crashes all the time!


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Acer Aspire 1 Notebook. Paid $300 for it brand new at best buy. Perfect little computer for tuning.
+1.

Windows XP Home, 120gb HD (advertised, mine came with 145gb) 1gb RAM. Perfect for tuning because of it's size.
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good ole dell e1505 running xp. only bad part is the screen hinge is pretty broken so it flops around


I had the same problem. Here ya go.


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compaq armada 1700

sure its only 266mhz.... and i had to upgrade from win 95 to win 2k... and i'm running it at its max capacity of 160mb of ram... and its 4 inches thick and weighs like 30 pounds... BUT! it has dual batteries and will run for 5 HOURS on a full charge

oh yeah and it only cost me $20.
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Just bought a ASUS eee PC 1000H (10" screen, 160GB, 1GB RAM[2GB on the way]) today to tune and log with myself...
Just a side note, MS might work with this, but I had a hell of a time with the Hydra software. I don't remember what the stock resolution was, but all of the gauges on the bottom were cut off and I had to hide the taskbar so the program wouldn't crash due to the small screen size. I eventually sent it back and I just use my huge Inspiron 9300 (17") screen when I need to do some tuning. Finally bought a power inverter from Frys and it is now useful in the car again!
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Not planning to use MS or Hydra... Actually planning to tune a Microtech system on it.
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