Autonomy and boot time for a 700C ?

Older ThinkPads.. from the 600, the 7xx, the iSeries, 300, 500, the Transnote and, of course, the 701
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Autonomy and boot time for a 700C ?

#1 Post by Snoop_adv » Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:43 pm

Hello all,

Just out of curiosity, I have 2 questions and thought you might know the answers for the 700C released in 1992:

1. What was boot time with a typical Windows 3.1 system and standard hard drive?
2. What was the autonomy with normal use with some word or spreadsheet before it shutoff?

Thanks!

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Re: Autonomy and boot time for a 700C ?

#2 Post by BillMorrow » Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:02 pm

errr.. autonomy..?

the boot time was like forever..
i had a 700 C and it had 16 meg (2, 8 meg memory cards that look like PCMCIA cards but are not)..
there was an upgrade they called blue lightening or something like that..

at this point i don't remember what OS it had..
windows 3 might be correct but its been way too many years..
and that 700C was SO SLOW, even with the blue lightening cpu upgrade i sold it..

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Re: Autonomy and boot time for a 700C ?

#3 Post by Snoop_adv » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:27 am

Thanks,

By autonomy, I meant: how long would it run on batteries only, without being connected to the grid?

And forever... Can you or someone else be more specific? To me, from my souvenirs, I would have said 3 to 4 minutes... But it is true... It was long ago and just wanted to check with community...

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Re: Autonomy and boot time for a 700C ?

#4 Post by BillMorrow » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:54 am

in those days when the batttery was new it should have run for about an hour and a half..
at least thats how long the one i had ran on battery..

your battery is doing very well if it can rurn on battery at all..

that 700C sold new for well over $8000 if my memory is still working.. :)
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