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Old 01-12-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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That's all I need, a laptop to tune with MS. Nothing fancy. I have around $200
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PM droptopdrifter, he usually has one.
But I'll ask him when I see him later today

He repairs laptops, and gave my Dell
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PM droptopdrifter, he usually has one.
But I'll ask him when I see him later today

He repairs laptops, and gave my Dell
Yea, if you can ask him that'll be great. Something not too crapy around $200 is good.
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Make sure it has a good battery, because replacements can be pricey, and I don't think I'd trust the cheapo knockoff ones on eBay. Cigarette lighter inverters come in handy too.

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Get IBM Thinkpad T21, T22 or T23 (pretty much the same thing) from Ebay.
These are light, quick enough and in your price range. They also have a real serial port.
Also, lots of spare parts for those available on Ebay, cheap batteries, etc. The service manual is found on the internet too.

I was told about these at the AEM EMS board - whoever gets one never complains about serial port compatibility connection problems to ECUs or widebands.

I've bought 3 of those already. One for me, and two I gave away to friends. All 3 still work great ...



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My man says he should have something at that price range next week. He's got a sweet Dell D600 w/ DVD-RW for $300 right now. It's in front of me right now and looks sick.
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you know these days you can get a nice laptop for $500 brand new if you catch a good sale. Just got myself an acer with a turion 64 X2 1.9ghz, 2gb ram, DVD-RW, and 160gb HD for that. Vista sucks, but SP1 RC speeds it up a lot.
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I just bought a Compaq Nc610.
Pentium 4, 2.0ghz, 60gb HD and 512mb ram for $272 shipped.

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