[Wolves] HP Mininote 2133 for £200

Richard Smedley smedley358 at btinternet.com
Sun Mar 8 21:22:24 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 16:49 +0000, Kevanf1 wrote:
> 2009/3/8 Claire <lug at sitesearcher.co.uk>:
> > This might be a silly question, but why don't you go for a cheap 2nd
> > hand laptop instead? You would get better performance and bigger screen
> > perhaps for less money.

> But a lot less portability....  I've thought about this myself, do I
> get a laptop or do I get a netbook.  I wnat something that is small
> enough to be able to carry it around in a small bag but I don't want a
> laptop bag as I find them to cumbersome.  It's why my favoured size
> screen is 10".  Anything smaller is just that, too small. Anything

What about an IBM ThinkPad X41 or X61? Virtually fullsize keyboard,
small enough screen (though only 1024x768), up to 1.5GB RAM, and
any size HDD you want? Oh, and all the hardware works with Debian
& Ubuntu ;)

I've been using one for a few years, since I had to give back my
12in iBook when a project finished. It's not as portable as a
9in netbook, but the keyboard is great, it has a proper ThinkPad
pointer, not a touchpad, and it's small enough to use on the 
tiny fold-down trays on commuter trains. :)

 - Richard

Richard Smedley                              PRINCE2 Project Management
                                              Sustainable 3rd Sector IT
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