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[aprssig] NEW laptop for APRS with a Serial Port?

Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Sun Apr 13 19:43:54 UTC 2008


KENT HUFFORD wrote:
> Most new laptops don't come with Serial Ports, and some not even a PCMCIA
> slot.
>
> I am looking for a fast, new laptop (VISTA), (not a MAC) that has a built-in
> SERIAL Port.
>
>   
OK, XP but it has a serial port, and may have Vista available:

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2663

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11860_na/11860_na.HTML

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19256206-Notebooks-Need-laptop-w-true-serial-port

OK, I'm done googling for you. :-)
> I don't want to use a USB to Serial adaptors and such. Would like a laptop,
> with a built-in serial port, also not have to add a port replicator or
> docking station to get it.
>
> So far, I have only found Toshiba Tecra A9 and M9's and DELL (business)
> D830s with a built-in serial port.
>
> Any body know of another mainstream laptop with serial ports so I can run my
> serial port stuff, such as APRS?
>
> Thanks,
> Kent
> KQ4KK
> (no MAC's, no dongles, no adaptors, no port replicator, etc)
>
>
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