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

Gary n6lrv at cox.net
Sun Apr 13 21:03:26 UTC 2008


If you're buying a new PC then REQUEST A SERIAL PORT. All major PC makers still
offer a serial port on request on most of their current models. My company
purchases hundreds of name brand PC's every year (often Dell) and we still
(always) get serial ports on them but you have to ask when placing the order.
Sometimes a parallel port also (when needed) but you have to ask for it.
Gary

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.
>
> 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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