For sale: A bigger, faster, shinier laptop

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. :shock:

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3 Responses to “For sale: A bigger, faster, shinier laptop”


  1. 1 Danny 2007/04/05 at 6:47 PM

    On any of your rebuilds, have you ever done an OEM installation?

  2. 2 K.Mandla 2007/04/06 at 8:37 AM

    No, and I’m not sure why. I did an OEM install by mistake about a year ago, which was terribly confusing because I was such a newb. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it now. Do you use them for stuff you give away?

  3. 3 Danny 2007/04/06 at 10:25 AM

    I’m trying to learn how to do an OEM install. I’ve gone through it once, but wasn’t sure what I was suppose to do.

    I like the idea that I can set up a system, and have it work “like new” for a customer. I’d like to be able to install everything I think should be one a system before I give it out. But, with Gimme on Ubuntu now, that might not be necessary.


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