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[aprssig] FOUND -NEW laptops for APRS with a Serial Port

Chuck Gooden Chuck.Gooden at comcast.net
Tue Apr 15 00:10:01 UTC 2008


Seems like it would be cheaper to use a USB to serial converter.  The 
expensive laptop will be obsolete very soon.
But its your money.


KENT HUFFORD wrote:
> Thanks to all that responded to my search.
>
> There seems to be lots of manufactures that make laptops with real legacy
> serial ports.
>
> They just don't sell them at big box stores like Best Buy, Target, Costco,
> RS, or Micro Center.
>
> Nor are they "consumer grade", that sell for around, or under $1,000.
>
> Dell, Toshiba, and HP/Compaq sell laptops with serial ports on their
> "business" upper grade systems. These are more expensive, have faster CPUs
> (t9500), sometimes more HD space.
>
> I'm leaning between a M9 or a D830 for a laptop to do my APRS, HRD, CS3 work
> on.
>
> Thanks again to all.... A great group
>
> Kent
> KQ4KK
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of KENT HUFFORD
> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 3:39 PM
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Cc: michaelnewland at bellsouth.net; kathryn at agolden.com
> Subject: [aprssig] NEW laptop for APRS with a Serial Port?
>
>
>
> 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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