From: Dr. Cornelius Halvey (Cornelius-Halvey_at_smh.com)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2000 - 15:05:42 EST
It has worked well and reliably in my hands. I think it needs the
additional 64mB of RAM if you want to run the multimedia apps. For a while
I was having shutdown problems, but initializing the motherboard at bootup
cured this. I tried updating to W98 2nd Edition but had problems with the
USB fdd and uninstalled it. I've got a Digital8 handycam. When you connect
a firewire cable between it and the PictureBook, you get one cool and
compact little monitor. Neat little machine.
Also, just for the heck of it, I installed Win2k on the PictureBook. No
problems there, either. YMMV
From: STeve Andre' [mailto:andres_at_msu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: ThinkPad 240, plane notebooks
I find it interesting that I have heard both praise and damnation for
exactly this notebook around where I am. It seems to be a wonderful
product, IF they made the one you get correctly. Something to remember
I suppose, if you order one.
At 06:40 PM 1/1/2000 -0700, Ray Bay wrote:
>Good luck. I had terrible trouble with my sony Picturebook and
>eventually persuaded the vendor to take it back as a lemon item.
>"Dr. Cornelius Halvey" wrote:
>> I've got the Sony PictureBook. Screen is "sport model XGA": 1024 x 480.
>> is INCREDIBLY sharp and clear. I've run DVDs through it via the PCcard
>> and the sharpness is phenomenal. Its width and depth are the size of the
>> keyboard. and it's an inch or so thick. A great travel machine. With the
>> optional battery ($300!!) figure 3 hours or so of use. ymmv. This is the
>> Pentium 266 machine. Sony's new PictureBook is a Pentium II 400 and the
>> specs on that look awesome.
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