Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.
Since the little red laptop went so well, I figured I could survive without the other custom laptop I’ve been hoarding.
This is the Latitude CPx J750GT that I repainted more than a year ago, customized and decked out for as much as I could put into it. It started out as a spare, beat-up machine that a friend was using as a SETI client in his basement. I revamped it and used it as a multimedia station, so it has definitely earned its place.
That’s the machine I could never quite figure out why I was getting weird mouse lag. Perhaps the new owner will be able to track that down.
Still, $140 for an old Pentium II makes me wonder if this one will sell as well. I hope so; that optical drive is an 8X dual layer DVD+-RW — cost me about $140 alone. Even if you bought the whole laptop, popped the drive out and threw the rest away, you’d have a good deal. NEC makes decent optical drives.
And it’s a legitimate dual boot, too. I was going to install GAG on it, but GAG went to 4.8 the other day and I couldn’t find my 4.7 CD. I didn’t want to experiment on a machine I was going to sell.
We’ll see how that goes. It’s a good thing I’m trimming off some of the junk around here. I can actually see the back wall of my closet now.