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

KENT HUFFORD khufford at comcast.net
Mon Apr 14 15:39:00 EDT 2008

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

Thanks again to all.... A great group


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
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

I am looking for a fast, new laptop (VISTA), (not a MAC) that has a built-in

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?

(no MAC's, no dongles, no adaptors, no port replicator, etc)

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