Re: Friendliest Laptop??
> Ascentia was a line of laptops made by AST. AST is out of business now.
> Good thing, too, according to this tremendously pissed off customer:
> I don't know if all AST laptops suck as much as this guy says they do, but
> my AST Ascentia 810N is, um, ok. It has a nice trackball, not a little
> mouse nipple in the middle of the keyboard, and it runs cool enough to be
> called a laptop (even for people wearing shorts :). The biggest problem is
> that I can't upgrade the RAM past 20MB :( I got it for only 300 $ last
> year, so I'd say it's worth it.
Just my $0.02...
I have an AST Ascentia P Series, Pentium 150MMX, 32M Ram, 2g HDD, switchable
floppy/cdrom modules, pcmcia, yatta yatta...
It runs Potato quite well, X works nice with 800x600 16bit, has active matrix
screen AFAIK, sound works, and I
have a Linksys 10/100 + 56 combo card that works well (the internal modem on this
model is most likely a WinModem yechhhh I just avoided it).
73 de K6LNX