Gateway Solo PII 300 Jan 1999


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Gateway Solo PII 300 

 

Recently acquired for free a Gateway Solo Laptop. In January 1999 It retailed for $2,799. Look at how thick it is and look all the IO on the back of it. It’s a Pentium II with 64 MB of RAM. It weighs in at 8.8 lbs.

 

I current have a Transcend 16GB 2.5" PATA SLC Industrial Solid State Disk TS16GSSD25-S in it.  Picked that SSD up in 2009 for $157

 

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Jim K

What are you going to use it for? Home defense?

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Just now, Jim K said:

What are you going to use it for? Home defense?

Nothing at the moment. the SSD does have Windows 98 installed. Sadly the trident graphics card doesn't have very good, if any opengl support.

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Mindovermaster

What's that long connector on the back? right next to the parallel port?

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10 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

What's that long connector on the back? right next to the parallel port?

I’m not sure maybe some sort of dock connector

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freedonX
20 minutes ago, warwagon said:

I’m not sure maybe some sort of dock connector

Some say it's needed for time travel, sadly the main components stopped working with the Y2K bug

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Mindovermaster
1 minute ago, freedonX said:

Some say it's needed for time travel, sadly the main components stopped working with the Y2K bug

The Tardis have one? :laugh:

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On 30/09/2020 at 16:37, Jim K said:

What are you going to use it for? Home defense?

Some people defend their homes with guns, others use swords/knives, but a thief breaks into @warwagon 's house, he protects his house with an old GW2K laptop! :D

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Mindovermaster
57 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

Some people defend their homes with guns, others use swords/knives, but a thief breaks into @warwagon 's house, he protects his house with an old GW2K laptop! :D

Well, he could use that as a shield. Those things are rather thick... :rolleyes:

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JustGeorge
On 30/09/2020 at 16:38, warwagon said:

Nothing at the moment. the SSD does have Windows 98 installed. Sadly the trident graphics card doesn't have very good, if any opengl support.

Does it have that problem where it shuts down to fast when its installed on an SSD? Later in 98's lifespan, hardware was getting so fast that the OS wouldn't shut down properly, triggering a scandisk next boot so they introduced a patch to throttle the shutdown sequence on 98SE. Not sure it vanilla 98 was affected or not.  

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On 01/10/2020 at 21:14, JustGeorge said:

Does it have that problem where it shuts down to fast when its installed on an SSD? Later in 98's lifespan, hardware was getting so fast that the OS wouldn't shut down properly, triggering a scandisk next boot so they introduced a patch to throttle the shutdown sequence on 98SE. Not sure it vanilla 98 was affected or not.  

Actually that might explain why I want to do a scan disk on start up sometimes LOL

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