withing Posted December 25, 2007 Share Posted December 25, 2007 Okay, so I bought a laptop off of Ebay - in a hypo-manic moment- now I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival. But! Even though I'm computer savvy when it come to programs, I don't know jack about hardware or memory. RAM, ROM, Processing speed... it all gets mixed up in my brain and turns to mush. So! can someone tell me if I got my money's worth, or if I'm gonna have to lay out some more for this baby once it arrives? (I paid $199 for it + shipping) I'm hoping that I didn't get taken to the cleaners. Here's the description: This listing is for an IBM Thinkpad T21 Type 2647-8AU. It has an 800MHz PIII CPU, 384MB of RAM, a 20GB HDD, and a 14'' LCD screen. Though this machine has a DVD-ROM drive installed in it this machine has been tested to not be able to play DVDs. The laptop still plays CDs perfectly though. Windows XP Professional that is activated and fully updated. Also included is a copy of Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Edition. Wireless capabilities is available through the wireless PCMCIA Card included using the 802.11b standard. Memory Slot A has 256MB. Memory Slot B has 128MB The memory is tested with an extensive memory testing program. We thoroughly test every machine we sell. The hard drive is tested for errors with a complete surface scan. The machine is checked and rechecked for viruses and spyware. We install virus checking and spyware checking software on every machine we sell. All passwords are available, including bios and Administrator passwords. The battery has a discharge time of ~1hr 10 mins from a fully charged battery using Battery Monitor and Laptop Battery Tester. The charger included works properly with this system. It comes from a smoke free environment. There are no dead pixels. I spoke with a friend of mine about the DVD not working, and they said it may be that the CODEC is corrupt. I'm not certain how to fix that, but they said it was an easy fix if that were the problem. I've never had a laptop, so this is new for me. Did I buy a pig in a poke, or will there be a cat in the bag when I open it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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