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Re: Toshiba laptops

On Sun, 17 Feb 2002, Alec wrote:

> On Saturday 16 February 2002 04:42 pm, Drew Parsons wrote:
> > Jonathan Buzzard has written a set of Toshiba Linux utilities, which
> > provide access to BIOS functions. ?His webpage is
> > http://www.buzzard.org.uk/toshiba/ The Debian package is named toshutils (a
> > new version with small bug fixes will be uploaded soon). ?He's got a couple
> > of further references which might help you feel secure that the 1800 will
> > work fine for you. ?
> I didn't find any references to 1800 series. On shoptoshiba.com, they start 

There are a couple of comments in the code which mention the 1800.

> their description of  Satellite 1800-S274 with "If you're a power user who 
> doesn't have time for games," Are they really trying to say "the video card 
> (Trident Cyber Aladdin-T with 16MB UMA VRAM) sucks in this one"? Can anyone 
> comment on its performance compared to the NVidia cards?
> One strange thing: in the PDF file "technical specs" they don't mention 
> anything about the modem other than that it's "integrated"!

The technical specs are not terribly detailed. For the 3000-X4 they
don't even say what the graphics chip is.

On a slightly different line, since I posted my questions about
Toshiba laptops I've realized that the Sony Vaio FX501 seems to be a
very interesting possibility as far as my budget is concerned. It
comes with a 20 Gb disk and 256 Memory. Has anyone here had any experience
with this particular model under Debian? The specs say it comes with
an ATI Mobility M1 graphics chip. Any idea how this compares with the
Trident Cyber Aladdin-T in the Toshiba 1800? What about reliability
and support? Any thoughts on this are welcome.



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