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30th December 2011, 11:25 AM #1
What to do with old laptop?
Hi all, I have an old Acer Aspire 1313LC (part of the 1310 series) laptop that I no longer use but I hate using ebay unless I have to. Any takers/ideas? See spec below....it has a floppy drive lol
The power adapter has a break somewhere in the cable and occasionally needs a wiggle but the laptop itself is in very good condition and has never had a fault.
AMD 1800+ CPU
768 Mb RAM
60 Gb HD
PCMCIA Wireless card
It has a Windows XP Home licence on the bottom but I don't have the CD
Battery replaced 2 years ago and holds and hour + charge
30th December 2011, 01:42 PM #2
What do you need, if you're into grid computing you could use it for distributed science. Using it for something like a picture frame would be horrifficly power inefficient. Download server with external drives or media/DLNA server perhaps. I use an atom box for that here and a low power box running WMP or W7 works really well as a dlna server.
30th December 2011, 01:42 PM #3
If you need to get rid of old kit like this then it's always worth speaking to local engineering companies. Most CNC kit runs specifically on older harder, so for instance if it runs Windows 98, has a serial and/or parallel port, and has a working floppy drive than they'll often bite your hands off for it.
Thanks to synaesthesia from:
cookie_monster (30th December 2011)
30th December 2011, 02:30 PM #4
3 Thanks to Domino:
Chris_ (31st December 2011), cookie_monster (30th December 2011), synaesthesia (30th December 2011)
30th December 2011, 02:36 PM #5
Not just the picture there that made me laugh. It's that I mistook Domino's signature as part of the post and thought it was on about cross-platform seating (platform, geddit?) - gets coat!
30th December 2011, 04:44 PM #6
awww that poor NX6110 chassis, although they were built fairly well
Originally Posted by Domino
31st December 2011, 03:19 PM #7
I was thinking more about the screen when I saw this, HP nx's seem prone to screen faults anyway without being sat on.
Originally Posted by john
31st December 2011, 04:10 PM #8
I have a nx7300 still going strong
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