First post, by derSammler
So here's a short overview of the no-name notebook that I've restored in the last few days. It's apparently a MiTAC 4022 which was imported and sold in Germany under the "Lintec" brand (or "Fintec"? - hard to say because of the font they used).
* CPU: UMC Green CPU U5SX, 33 MHz (installed by me, had an Intel DX2/66 originally, which ran way too hot)
* RAM: 4 MB (upgradable to 8 or 20 MB using proprietary RAM modules)
* Graphics: Chips & Technologies 65525 series, 512 KB, VLB
* 9.5" color dual-scan passive screen
* 1.44 MB slim-line floppy drive
* integrated track ball (not working, unfortunately)
* 2.5" internal IDE, attached a CF-card adapter to it (of course 😉 )
* a single PCMCIA 2.0 slot on the front with native BIOS support (no drivers required to access storage cards from DOS! It can even boot from them)
* docking port, VGA, 1x parallel, 1x serial, 1x PS/2 combo port for mouse/keyboard
This thing is quite odd in some ways. The lowest-spec version with an SX25 and monochrome display was sold for $999, so this was a budget notebook. However, it has features you would not expect from a budget notebook. E.g. there's a theft-protection tab on the back that can be pulled out and is fully made of very strong metal (like the inner part it is connected to). The whole construction is also very sturdy. The BIOS however is where things get really interesting. It has integrated user management. You can create up to three users and give them permission. You can create a user that can only read from floppy or hard disk, but not write to it (how cool is that?). There's also a "Server mode", though I have no idea what that is supposed to do...
Too bad it has no sound hardware. While the display is passive anyway, I tried playing DOOM on it and was surprised. Ghosting is almost not there and you can play fast-moving games just fine.