[nycbug-talk] OT: Dell C610

Kevin Reiter tux
Mon Sep 19 12:02:30 EDT 2005

G T wrote:
> --- Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:
>>Hi all,
>>My Toshiba recently died and I'm looking for another
>>decent laptop.  I'm 
>>gonna run FreeBSD with something light-weight like
>>flux, so I dont need 
>>a huge amount of resources.
>>I found the Dell C610 on Ebay.  Seems to be a pretty
>>decent machine, 1.2 
>>ghz with 512 MB RAM for $400 (used of course).
>>Does anyone know of any better deals than this? 
>>Does anyone have 
>>experience with FreeBSD on the Dell C600 series?
> I have Latitude C600 - OpenBSD and FreeBSD.
> Video 1024x768, usb  & drives ok,sound ok, a/b/g
> pccards ok.
> so hardwarewise it's fine - I think
> (except s-video :) did not have time to try...
> donno if possible)

I've been running FreeBSD 4.x/5.x on my Dell Latitude C640 for about 3 
years now with no major issues (although the video will only do 
1024x768).  I'm ordering a new laptop this week (Dell Inspiron 6000) and 
I'm not sure if I'll be keeping it as a backup or selling it, but once I 
make up my mind, I'll let everyone know (if anyone's interested, that is.)

Dell Latitude C640
2x 40GB HDD
AC97 audio
CD-RW (no DVD/*)
2x AC adapters
1x USB 1.1

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