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Re: W7 stuff
The return rate for Linux netbooks is far higher than XP. So the
public may not care when they buy them, but they apparently care after
they try to use them.
Eee PCs with more than 4GB (900, 901, 1000) actually come with two
different SSDs, with the first 4GB on one chip and the remaining
storage on a slower, higher-capacity *MLC* chip...
Over the years I've bought many new computers. I've never yet had one
increase in value, in fact they all drastically decreased in value
after just a few years. I feel certain that my 2G Surf will continue
on in this glorious technological tradition that makes me enjoy going
Re: W7 stuff
That is interesting. I didn't know that.
Well those newer ones like the 701SD that comes with 8GB is said to be
just using a MLC SSD. Yes those other models generally use a SLC as the
master and a MLC as the slave. Although this is quickly changing. MLC
are cheaper and technology are making them very fast in the reading and
writing department. And SLC are getting harder and harder to find.
Worse, they are not marking them much anymore that they are the MLC
type. I had to find a part number decoder to know whether a SSD is a SLC
or a MLC type.
I believe the IBM 5100 gets more than it cost back in the 70's. My
Commodore SX64 (first color luggable with a 5 inch screen) I bought
refurbished for $350 back in '86 or '87. Today they still sell for $350
on eBay. I didn't use mine for much except to burn EPROMs from time to
time. So it is still in great shape. They have one on eBay right now
with a dead keyboard for 200 bucks (item #110406858292). It probably has
a bad MOS 6522 I/O chip. They blow so easy from static electricity.
There could be other things wrong with it too.
Here is a "Vintage Epson CX 20 Acoustic Modem for HX 20 and PX 8"
(#170330186605) for 50 bucks. I have one of these too. That is what they
cost new. And this one is untested. See there are old computers and
computer parts worth more than they cost new back then. Just wait until
SLC SSD becomes rarer. <grin>
Windows XP Home SP3 (5.1.2600)
Asus EEE PC 702G8 ~ 2GB RAM ~ 16GB-SDHC
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Would that be the antique or hobbyist computer market? Like old
obsolete cars *some* certainly do increase in value.
And that would be the parts market? To carry the analogy forward, one
of my favorite places as a kid was the auto junkyard. They made a
fortune on junk parts.
Yes I agree there are *some* that increase in value. But I think that
if you visit the recycle yard in most any town and see the piles of
old computers you will agree that *most*, like 99.99999% drop in
Ok, I'll sell you my 2G Surf with the SLC SSD for a measly $1K
(postpaid). Think of the profit you will make in say 30 years??