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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:
> http://www.netppl.fi/~findians/paper.html
>  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

Matt M.

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