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    Diagnostic laptop.

    Hi.

    Can anyone recommend a laptop that i can use for diagnostic purposes?
    I have an old Dell im using at the moment, but wouldnt mind something different.

    Requirements:
    1024x768+ screen
    dual core
    2Gb ram
    100Gb+ HDD
    Serial port
    Gigabit LAN
    WiFi.


    Any suggestions?
    Thanks. .

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    I know why you've marked the serial port in bold. Most laptops these days don't have one. How about a USB to Serial adapter, would that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I know why you've marked the serial port in bold. Most laptops these days don't have one. How about a USB to Serial adapter, would that work?
    Because it could have gotten lost by people quickly reading the post. Thought it best to highlight as its a key point for me.

    I know some of the Dell Latitudes and Precisions have serial ports. But im unsure on what those type of Dells are like?
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    Our D505/D510's do have serial ports.

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    Im currently doing it all of a battered old D510 myself, but wouldnt mind something with a bit of grunt behind it. .

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    You really will struggle finding a serial port... even Thinkpads don't bother with legacy ports now. I just leave my converter permanently attached to a serial cable.

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