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Re: [CQ-Contest] Laptop and Contesting Software

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Laptop and Contesting Software
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 07:55:20 -0500 (CDT)
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I've been looking for a new laptop (well, not necesarily NEW).  It's good 
to know the D620 has a serial port.  I looked at some of the refurb 
prices at the Dell site but didn't delve heavily into what features it had.

The cheapest one I saw yesterday at the Dell site was about $770.

By the way, we bought an Inspiron at work a few years ago.  I forget the 
model but it had a cartridge slot for either a CD drive or floppy drive. 
You couldn't use both at once.  It made for a real pain in the tuchis to 
try to install an operating system on it on an un-partitioned, 
unformatted hard drive.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007, Russell Hill wrote:

> BTW, the Dell refurb with XP which I bought on the Dell website DOES have a
> serial port, in addition to 4 USB ports.
> Rusty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chet Moore" <ChetMoore@cox.net>
>> There is a chain store (the inkspot) that specializes in ink and toner
>> refills that has been selling DELL refurbs with warranty forabout $350
>> with
>> XP on them.
>> I suspect if you go to the DELL refurb website you will find them there as
>> well.
>> 73
>> Chet N4FX
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Russell Hill" <rustyhill@earthlink.net>
>>> I recently bought a Dell refurb with XP, a Latitude D620, on their website
>>> and am delighted with it.  Warranty and everything.
>>> Folks in the business suggested this approach to me.
>>> 73,
>>> Rusty, na5tr
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