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Old 04-29-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Who here has got the oldest working laptop?

I'm looking for a laptop. But it must be durable. So I want to see who here has the oldest running laptop that's never had to replace any major parts (screen, HD,..etc).

I know my dad has a Toshiba for more than 5 years and it's still running strong. The battery won't charge anymore but that's to be expected.
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:53 PM   #2
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My brother got one about 5 years ago. Had it sitting on a chair at home when his daughter pulled a "look what I can do!" and it went crashing to the floor. He hung the busted screen up as artwork and a reminder to her...
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:55 PM   #3
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Hmm.. I've got a 386 SX-25 with 2MB of RAM, and a 5MB hard drive Monochrome display.. and I can play Duke Nuke 'em on it!

Battery's shot, but otherwise works fine.
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:59 PM   #4
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I have an 8086 hp with a monochrome lcd and no hard drive (just floppies and RAM).
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:11 AM   #5
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Gateway Solo 2300. From '98 or '99. Bought it used on ebay for work and car--works great.
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Old 04-30-2004, 01:21 AM   #6
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I'm using like a 1999 Compaq 1200. It works fine for me.
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:02 AM   #7
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weve got a laptop toshiba satellite or something, the LCD is a LOT smaller than it's panel is.

no sound card, no cd rom, i used it in 7th grade so lets see, i used it back in 1996 and im sure my dad had it a year or 2 before then.


I played duke nukem with no sound on it (it was on 2 floppies)


i think I win.

we still use that laptop ocne ina while








its SIMILAr to this but the screen was smaller i think





haha, this model came out in 95 and had more features than mine so mine must be much older and crappier
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:06 AM   #8
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I have a P90 Toshiba Satellite that was in a flood and completely submerged for days. The HD had to be replaced and it cannot charge the battery anymore, but works great other than that. Toshiba definitly makes the best laptops out there.
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:14 AM   #9
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my Tosh isnt that old (two years) but it still rocks
5105-s607


buy a tosh


p.s. been dropped 4 feet.

also notice my touchpad is a small lcd screen, i can launch apps and stuff from it (even has its own wallpaper) i dont know why these things never caught on...
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Old 04-30-2004, 06:57 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by chyisan
I'm looking for a laptop. But it must be durable. So I want to see who here has the oldest running laptop that's never had to replace any major parts (screen, HD,..etc).

I know my dad has a Toshiba for more than 5 years and it's still running strong. The battery won't charge anymore but that's to be expected.
If your logic is "If a laptop from manufacturer X that was built 5 years ago and is still running strong, then laptops from X today will also last 5 years", then sorry but that ain't gonna work. Dell's gone from making great laptops to crap, and are on the way back again, and IBM has gone from making crap to making great laptops again, all in that time frame.

But, FWIW, I have an 8 year old Toshiba laptop, similar to the one PM posted. Works just fine, but yeah, der battery ist scheiss.
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:07 AM   #11
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I have a laptop from 1990 that Nichols College gave me.......green screen.....no Cd drive........works great



















as a paper weight
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:00 AM   #12
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i am using a compaq of some flavor 233mz 128 for tuning my car .. works fine under win98 and win tec2. It has 2 batterys that will still hold a charge for an hour
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:28 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by TyrannoSullyRex
I have an 8086 hp with a monochrome lcd and no hard drive (just floppies and RAM).
Teh winn4r.

I have a 286 in a closet somewhere. It ran fine last time I plugged it in. Black and white, *might* have 2MB of RAM.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:31 AM   #14
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I also have a compaq 'luggable' I don't know if that applies to the laptop criteria.
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Old 04-30-2004, 11:40 AM   #15
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you're gonna wanna go with toshiba for a laptop. stay away from compaq. hp's not bad, sony has really nice screens but they tend to be a bit over priced sometimes.

i have three toshiba laptops the oldest being a 305cds. i got it in 96. P1 166, 16mb ram, cd rom (hell ya) AND.....1 usb port. that's right children, my win 95 laptop had usb.

i've taken this laptop to germany and back a few times. it's been dropped, and kicked and you name it. it's never had to have anything replaced.

currently this guy runs my utec
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:05 PM   #16
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Quote:
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stay away from compaq. hp's not bad,
It's all same now.. Hewlet Paqard
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