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1994 Laptop Showdown!

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1994 Laptop Showdown!

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:04 pm

I just acquired two "new" laptops.
In one corner, we have a TI Travelmate 4000E WinSX/25
In the other corner, we have a AMREL SLT486DLB 486DX2/66
And for comparison because this is the Thinkpad Forums, we have a 755C 486/75

Round 1: Ports

TIE! They all have the same ports.

Round 2: Keyboards
Winner: AMREL (755 is real winner)

Round 3: LCD

Winner: AMREL (755 is real winner)

Round 4: Pointing Device

Winner: AMREL with it's cute trackball (wins over 755, I love trackballs)

Round 5: Hinges

No pictures here but the order of stiffness is:
Least --> TI --> 755C --> AMREL --> Greatest

Round 6: Battery Mod Factor

The TP batteries are notoriously hard to open.
The AMREL uses a wierd shape but 12V
The TI uses a battery made of 4D cells and the battery still holds a decent charge!

Winner: TI

Round 7: HDD accessibility


The AMREL uses screws and the Thinkpad uses the bulletproof safe I mean plastic caddy
TI has it really inside the laptop.

Winner: I don't know I really like them all and they are good in their own ways.
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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Re: 1994 Laptop Showdown!

#2 Post by Veverita » Wed May 02, 2018 11:38 pm

Thank you for posting such nice hardware. Are those ISA slots in the back?!!

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