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# 108123 24-Aug-2012 08:01
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Need a cheap laptop that runs windows so I can have a program running over night 7 days a week. I don't want main PC to be running all night and most of day as it is now.

Only real reequirement is wifi, oh and that it actually works :)

Pricewise, well I can get a new netbook for $450 but really don't want to spend much at all so if anyone has an old one lying around thats cool. Don't really care about battery as it will spend most of its time on AC.

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  # 676239 24-Aug-2012 08:43
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Does it have to be windows?? Is there a Linux equivalent of the software you're running.
A Raspberry Pi would be ideal for 24 x 7 operation.. small footprint, no noise, low power consumption.

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking

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  # 676342 24-Aug-2012 11:06
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I'm pretty sure its windows only but to be honest I'm not 100% sure, I do know it won't work on Android.

I'll check when I get home as it maybe a cheaper alternative.


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  # 676529 24-Aug-2012 17:41
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What program would this be? :P Just curious

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  # 676534 24-Aug-2012 18:04
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You must have a minium spec though? A P4 with 512MB ram running windows xp I presume wouldn't be enough?

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  # 683017 8-Sep-2012 09:40
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with a Core 2 Duo T5250 CPU. It has a slight crack, no functioning optical drive and it can't charge the battery. Other than that it works fine and has a webcam, HDMI and TV output, etc.

I also have a Dell Latitude D620 with a Core 2 Duo T7200 and nVidia Quadro NVS 110M GPU. Everything works fine, it has a functioning DVD-RW and ~1 hour battery life as well as a docking station and stand.

I'll offer the 1525 for $150 with 2GB RAM and a 80GB hard drive or the D620 with the same for $200.

I'll offer 4GB RAM instead of 2GB for an extra $40, a 160GB HD instead of 80GB for an extra $20 and an internal Dell Wireless 1395 card (802.11b/g, works fine, both laptops have the internal aerial for it) for an extra $30. I only have one each of these last three.

Let me know if you're interested.

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  # 683089 8-Sep-2012 14:45
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I have an Compaq Presario C700
Vista + SP1
Celeron 560 @ 2.13GHz

Goes well, just restored and got all updates
All fine, small scratches on lid though

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  # 683106 8-Sep-2012 15:05
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sorry should have posted that I have found one now. Thanks everyone for the response it was great

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