Re: ASUS L3800CE
This one time, at band camp, jhorton said:
(Tuesday 02 September 2003 04:43)
> Anyone who is considering purchasing a "hi-end" laptop should consider
> the features on the Prostart,
> It has everything, including DVD RW, USB2.0, a built-in removable MP3
> player(smartdisk storage),
> sony memory stick support, BT878 for video in and out, etc, etc. I have
> not gotten everything working
> under Debian, but, that is more due to too many other projects.....
> Physically, the machine is an inch or so thick, and heavier than most
> portables, but, if you want every
> widget available, this is the one. Also when I ordered the machine, even
> though I hate Microsoft, it
> was nice that they shipped a COMPLETE windows 2k_PRO, as the default
> installation, instead of one
> of those partial_birth_abortion CDs that is useless for a variety of
> installation problems and customization
> needs, when your clients require to work with MS. I also suspect that
> the BIOS, in not one of those
> REDMOND corrupted varieties, although, I do not have direct proof of
> that, yet.
Those are very high quality machines, but very large and heavy also (12 pounts
for the 88xx series!). They're pretty much the ultimate "desktop replacement"
machines. They're manufactured by Clevo/Kapok and distributed by Sager,
Prostar, etc. They're sold at http://www.pctorque.com ,
http://www.powernotebooks.com , http://www.discountlaptops.com as well --
check around. There's also a nice discussion forum site at
I'm not affiliated, just also interested in these monsters!