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Postby PPC1 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:48 am

Yesterday I got my hands on the perfect laptop for my site surveying (and occasional wardriving), a Dell Latitude X200. This computer was replaced according to our reinvestment plan, the user got a brand new Latitude D610 instead (heavy).

The X200 weighs only 1,27 kg (<3 pounds) with a 12,1" screen, very nice form factor! It has a Dell TrueMobile 1150 minipci built in but I use my Proxim 8480-WD a/b/g for site surveying due to licensing regulations (AirMagnet Surveyor). OK, it´s only a P3 800MHz / 384MB RAM but hey, it´s for free :D I couldn´t just scrap it...
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Postby G8tK33per » Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:00 am

Less than 3 pounds....nice. My Inspiron weighs a fucking ton. Free shit is good shit, unless you're talking STD's.
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Postby PPC1 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:33 am

I agree :rolleyes:
But this is what I would really like:
http://global.acer.com/products/tablet_pc/tmc200.htm

A tablet pc is perfect for use with AirMagnet Surveyor because it has a touch screen.
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Postby beakmyn » Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:48 am

PPC1 wrote:Yesterday I got my hands on the perfect laptop for my site surveying (and occasional wardriving), a Dell Latitude X200. This computer was replaced according to our reinvestment plan, the user got a brand new Latitude D610 instead (heavy).

The X200 weighs only 1,27 kg (<3 pounds) with a 12,1" screen, very nice form factor! It has a Dell TrueMobile 1150 minipci built in but I use my Proxim 8480-WD a/b/g for site surveying due to licensing regulations (AirMagnet Surveyor). OK, it´s only a P3 800MHz / 384MB RAM but hey, it´s for free :D I couldn´t just scrap it...



Nice and light but where's the serial port? You have to attach the media base for that and now you're at 5lbs (2.38Kg)
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Postby PPC1 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:04 am

beakmyn wrote:Nice and light but where's the serial port? You have to attach the media base for that and now you're at 5lbs (2.38Kg)


I use a USB-serial adapter for connecting my Garmin Etrex when wardriving. The media base with DVD/CDR-W resides on my desk at the office.
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Postby Dutch » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:06 am

PPC1 wrote:I use a USB-serial adapter for connecting my Garmin Etrex when wardriving. The media base with DVD/CDR-W resides on my desk at the office.

The P3 in the x200, is that a mobile version ? How much battery time do you get on the box ?

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Postby PPC1 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:50 am

Dutch wrote:The P3 in the x200, is that a mobile version ? How much battery time do you get on the box ?

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It´s a Pentium Mobile, what they call an "ultra low voltage processor" and has a passive cooler (no fan).

http://www.intel.com/design/pentiumiii/ulvpentiumiii/prodbref/index4.htm

The battery is recently replaced so I get about 1 1/2h effective batterytime. Not much but that´s often the backdraw when it comes to "ultra portable"... Maybe I´ll go for a converter or cig cabel.
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Postby changlinn » Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:30 pm

I got me a toshiba portege 7200, pretty sweet for wardriving, got my old orinoco card in it. Dual booting windows2000 and Ubuntu.
Gotta work out a way to mount it in the car, and to get GPS in it.
To go completely offtopic What are peoples thoughts on a bluetooth GPS unit in a wardriving setup, you know interference, performance? As a bt one can be used in my pda and other devices...
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Postby Starpoint » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:59 am

changlinn wrote:I got me a toshiba portege 7200, pretty sweet for wardriving, got my old orinoco card in it. Dual booting windows2000 and Ubuntu.
Gotta work out a way to mount it in the car, and to get GPS in it.
To go completely offtopic What are peoples thoughts on a bluetooth GPS unit in a wardriving setup, you know interference, performance? As a bt one can be used in my pda and other devices...


Talk to Beakmyn, he uses a BT unit on his Ipaq.
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Postby beakmyn » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:15 am

PPC1 wrote:It´s a Pentium Mobile, what they call an "ultra low voltage processor" and has a passive cooler (no fan).

http://www.intel.com/design/pentiumiii/ulvpentiumiii/prodbref/index4.htm

The battery is recently replaced so I get about 1 1/2h effective batterytime. Not much but that´s often the backdraw when it comes to "ultra portable"... Maybe I´ll go for a converter or cig cabel.


Ok now I'm not so jealous. I get 2.5 hours on my 266Mhz.



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Postby PPC1 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:34 am

beakmyn wrote:Ok now I'm not so jealous. I get 2.5 hours on my 266Mhz.


Yeah, I know it´s a bit on the low side. The batterypack is really small! Batterytime enough for my site surveying (indoors), but for wardriving I´d better go for some sort of 12V-adapter.

I never ment to make you jealous, not trying to rub it in so to speak. :p
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Postby PPC1 » Fri Dec 16, 2005 1:33 am

PPC1 wrote:I agree :rolleyes:
But this is what I would really like:
http://global.acer.com/products/tablet_pc/tmc200.htm

A tablet pc is perfect for use with AirMagnet Surveyor because it has a touch screen.


Sorry for bumping an old thread but I just now placed an order on one.:D
Pentium M 2.0GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, DVD-RW, Nvidia GeForce Go, 802.11a/b/g, BT and a lot more goodies!
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Postby PPC1 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:54 pm

PPC1 wrote:Sorry for bumping an old thread but I just now placed an order on one.:D
Pentium M 2.0GHz, 1GB RAM, 100GB HDD, DVD-RW, Nvidia GeForce Go, 802.11a/b/g, BT and a lot more goodies!


Got it today, sweet... Tried out the graphics with COD2, great! Fast, slick and huge "hip factor" I´m impressed. Have yet to try it with AirMagnet Surveyor, should be a treat with the touch screen (wich really isn´t touch sensitive but rather sort of electromagnetic) Tablet PC is better than I had hoped for.:D
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