The memory has been upgraded from the original 64Mb to 128Mb. The original
battery is still good but the larger, and heavier battery (not included) is need
for longer use without mains.
The operating system is Windows 98SE.
The motion eye camera works well but Netmeeting and Skype no longer supports
Win98 to use the web camera.
I have used the camera to take photographs, write computer programmes and write
up documents whilst taking the daily 75 minute journey on the train. The screen
is 1024x480 on an 8.9" TFT display which is larger and clearer than most of the
new netbook devices.
It works well with external USB analogue TV devices such as the Hauppauge USB
WinTV and Psion Wavefinder DAB digital radio and DVD and CD-RW devices from
Freecom using either iLink or USB or PCMCIA interfaces, Xircom Rex 5000 and 6000
and USB memory stick reader. Ethernet and fax/modem
are not included and I have been using a Xircom PCMCIA card. It has been put to
good use for transferring photos from a number of cameras, camcorders and
inter-connection with SCSI Jaz and firewire devices.
Even with the limits of the 266MHz processor and Win98 it still proves the
centre of attention at the office particular as it is so light in weight and the screen so
bright and sharp.
The bottom most picture shows the large battery (not included)
which will run this machine for over 5 hours. The photos also show both
batteries being charged up.
The floppy disc drive has a few scratch marks from being carried. The top of
the notebook has a tiny mark, too small to be seen on the photos, but otherwise
is clean. The screen is clean and no dead pixels. The original soft rubber feet have rubbed off.
The power supply has a tiny crack in the outer plastic which exposes a little of
the copper shield, which is not damaged. This can easily be taped up for extra
Spare caps for the pointer device (middle of the keyboard) are
Reasons for sale : I haven't used since not commuting on the
train and so it is surplus.