First post, by Zup
Yesterday something strange happened to me and now I have two laptops. I need a working laptop, with real floppy (instead USB one, to transfer data to 8 bit computers), RS232 and parallel ports. My laptops are:
Fujitsu Lifebook C6387:
- CPU: Celeron @850 MHz
- Chipset: i815
- RAM: 512 Mb (@100 MHz?)
- Graphic card: i820
- Sound card: AC97
- Storage: a non-working FDD, HDD 10 Mb, DVD
- Other: 2 PCMCIA, 2 USB, 1 parallel, 1 RS232, SVHS, VGA, network (RTL8139), winmodem
Toshiba Satélite Pro 4340:
- CPU: P3 @650 MHz
- Chipset: i440BX/ZX/DX
- RAM: 128 Mb (@100 MHz?, max RAM allowed 320Mb)
- Graphic card: S3 Savage IX, with onboard VRAM
- Sound card: Yamaha YMF-744B
- Storage: FDD , without HDD, CD
- Other: 2 PCMCIA, 1 USB, 1 parallel, 1 RS232, composite output, VGA, no network (it has a RTL8139 PCMCIA card, but the dongle is missing), a real modem
I was thinking about installing the Toshiba FDD into the Fujitsu, but it seems that the Toshiba can be a better retro rig (a better VGA and sound?). The Fujitsu has more power (more memory, more clocks... does the CPU cache matters here?), but there is no way of using that sound card in DOS games.
Keeping the Fujitsu would mean changing the FDD. Keeping the Toshiba would mean changing the optical drive, HDD and some RAM (because it won't work with 512 Mb).
What would you do?
I want to keep only one laptop.. what would you do.
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