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Windows 7: Looking to buy new laptop.

16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
Looking to buy new laptop.

Around ~$600 bucks, decent specs, AMD or Intel, don't really care.

The catch?

9-pin RS-232 port is a must.

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16 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64

RS-232 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is what you are talking about...finding that on a Modern laptop is going to be a challenge (I believe)
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16 Dec 2009   #3


Serial Port is 9 pin RS-232.

Since I've never used one I can't be sure on how well they work but there is the option of USB to Serial Port Adapter
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16 Dec 2009   #4


just get a prolific usb to serial adapter, works great under win7 (I use it for console access on Cisco gear)
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16 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro

I'm always weary of USB adapters...

I'll keep looking though.

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16 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Our Cisco network guy uses a USB to serial adapter to connect to all of the Cisco gear in our office with his laptop and it works just fine for him under Vista.
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16 Dec 2009   #7


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheeriokilla View Post
I'm always weary of USB adapters...
I agree with that, I usually try to get the real part before I go to adapters. With a serial port it may be very difficult to find on a new laptop with one though.
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16 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

If you get a laptop with an expresscard slot or something you can get an adaptor... expresscard accessoris do not stickout as much as usb adaptors.
otherwise, you should problably look refurbished.
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