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New, Refurbished or "Kit" laptops?

 
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shengchieh
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if this will help. But...

1.
For a huge list of preinstalled (many also offer no-OS desktops - I don't
know about no OS laptop) boxes (PC or laptop), see my website

http://shengchieh.50webs.com/index.html
-> Retailers
-> Linux pre-installed vendors (including laptops)
(scroll about 5/6 down)

You'll have to surf thru the list. Again, I'm not sure there were
no OS laptop but there are some ubuntu laptops.

2.
You should be able to plug in a monitor in back of your laptop
(baby serial port) and view your laptop stuffs. I'm not sure exactly
what setup you need, but I know my geeky brother-in-law did
that once long ago when I was using window OS. However, he was
able to see what's happening on the laptop's screen (not a broken
LED screen you have). Maybe someone else knows better about
this.

If you can get this working with an old monitor, you could used this
ad-hoc system as a server (or ??). It just wouldn't be portable anymore
since the monitor is part of the system.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: New, Refurbished or "Kit" laptops? Reply with quote

[quote="tripwire45"]As you probably know by now, you can buy a the base model of the Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu loaded for around $600 (after $200 "instant rebate").

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

While that's a pretty good price, I was wondering (since I can get the Ubuntu install disk for free) if anyone sold just laptop hardware with no OS installed at all. I know you can buy PC hardware kits but haven't seen a laptop equivalent. My old laptop suffered from LCD death and would probably be more expensive to repair than it's worth. I had my data backed up before the display went toes up, so I'm ok there. Does anyone have any ideas along these lines?[/quote]

If you are ever looking to get things online no matter what the first place you should be visiting should be e-bay and no where else.Yes I know people who are looking to sell plain laptop covers.Just place your query and the price you will be updated within a couple of days at the most.Else it would be tough to find a laptop or for the matter any PC w/o hardware.As it is it sounds weird doesn't it.
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