Subject: Re: OT: laptops [again]
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 03/01/2005 12:05:21
In article <>,
Lindgren, Jon <> wrote:
>So my stinkpad is starting to really stink.  It's basically busted, and I no
>longer have confidence in it being a reliable unit.
>So I'm thinking about upgrading.
>Anybody have any recommendations for a laptop with a high res screen?  I'm
>looking for something over 1400x1050 - preferably 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or
>such - something with more screen realestate than my apartment.
>The only ones I've seen out there are Dell (IDK about Dell - anybody have
>any comments on their quality?) and Voodoos.
>Any other ideas?

I have the Inspiron 9200 [1920x1200].

- The screen is huge, but a bit snowy for my taste. I am just being too picky.
- It is a heavy and big laptop, I would not think of carrying it around.
- The power supply is very big and takes a non-standard power cord that requires
- The dell wifi drivers are flaky, but most of the time they will work in
  windows/xp if I choose the repair option. I have a NetBSD box libretto
  sitting next to the inspiron 9200 windows/xp box and the xp box keeps
  losing contact with the wireless, while the NetBSD box is solid.

I don't regret buying it. I knew of all the above before I got it,
and for the price you can't beat it.