[sf-lug] laptop upgrade recommendation

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jan 25 19:28:05 PST 2010

   watch out for the ravages of age. that said, 
i've got a T-42 and have liked it. the only 
problem was, of course, getting the wifi to 
   zareason's got a netbook for sale with a 
base price of about $350--probably close to 
$400 with shipping and tax. i've got one and 
it's good enough for me, and plenty okay with 
a USB keyboard and mouse and extra flat panel 
display. and new, too: clean and everything's 
under warrantee. 

On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 16:54 -0800, ron wellman wrote:
> friends,
> I'm needing to upgrade to a different laptop; I've been using a
> latitude CSx for the past couple years. At that time a friend
> recommended a purchase of a used thinkpad T42. I'm wondering if this
> would still be considered a good choice. I have found a refurbished
> one nearby for $240. ( I should say I am short on funds and I can
> afford this.) Will install Ubuntu of course.
> Here is some info about it:
> 40GB Hard Disk Drive
> 1.7 GHz Processor
> XGA 14" LCD Screen (1024x768 pixels resolution)
> Built-in WiFi
> DVD-ROM/CD Burner
> 1-inch thick 
> 4.9 lbs
> thanks,
> Ron Wellman
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