View Full Version : I'm a pimp

02-27-2003, 03:21 PM
I just got this laptop...here are the specs:

HD: 20 MB
RAM: 640 KB
cdrom: none
floppy drive: present
1 expansion slot for RAM
1 docking bay expansion slot
1 expansion slot for an internal modem
monochrome screen - 80 cm wide
processor: 8086 (i think...and thats all i know about it really)
OS: PC-DOS v3.3
software that was pre-installed:
Microsoft Works v1.05
QBasic 1.1
Mouse Drivers
software that i have installed:
Turbo C++ 2.01
the back of the computer contains:
1 serial port
1 parallel port

the model is a Toshiba T1000LE in case you are wondering...

Am I pimp or what? :cool:

02-27-2003, 03:26 PM
duh !
where did you get that ? ... an antique shop ? :D

02-27-2003, 03:33 PM
good luck installing softwares with floppy disks!

Travis Dane
02-27-2003, 03:34 PM
You have DOS! I love DOS.... It's so powerfull and to the point...

02-27-2003, 03:34 PM
I think if the software comes on anything other than floppy disks it probably wouldn't run anyhow with 640KB of RAM :p

02-27-2003, 03:35 PM
powerful ? ... in what way ?

02-27-2003, 03:38 PM
Maybe a retirement home pimp...

Sounds like my laptop.

Travis Dane
02-27-2003, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by duhman
powerful ? ... in what way ?

I wrote a 'benchmark' in my VERY early day of programming once
in QBasic, It was bassicly a for loop. It ran almost twice as fast in
DOS then in Windows98.

02-27-2003, 04:30 PM
All I want to know is where can I get one of those fast.

02-27-2003, 06:28 PM
I tried to do that on my 486 laptop and almost made the HD fubar.

Right now I just run Linux off of a floppy, but you can't save changes and I don't have gcc for it.

02-27-2003, 06:40 PM
lucky. I wish I were as pimp as you.

02-27-2003, 07:20 PM
I have a frisbee that provides the same computing power, and I bet they fly the same too.

02-27-2003, 07:50 PM
hey stop making fun of the lt, i love dos too. tried to learn qbasi for that reason(i loved the compiler!!) but qbasic was just a little compicated for me!!

03-02-2003, 02:57 PM
That machines kicks ..........!!!! Dos rulez, it is soo much better than Windows ME will ever be.

Travis Dane
03-02-2003, 06:52 PM
I think DOS reflects true power, Only seeying that command line
strikes fear into most men!

03-02-2003, 06:53 PM
i would be happy with any laptop as long as a compiler owuld work on it

03-02-2003, 07:00 PM
Where did you dig that up from?
I'd LOVE an old laptop to tinker around with. Minix looks like a lovely OS to slap onto a machine like that.

I suppose I could check the local computer stores and classified ads. How much did it cost you?

03-02-2003, 07:02 PM
About how much is a crappy laptop? that is jsut enough for me to run a compiler, and code ?

03-03-2003, 09:11 PM
In Calgary, Pentium 200Mhz laptops are being sold for $200. Could probably find them for less.

03-03-2003, 10:22 PM
so you finally traded up...

03-04-2003, 10:00 PM
that laptop cost $10, i got it from a friend. his dad's company was getting rid of its old computers.

as i said already, i installed Turbo C++ 2.01 on it. well, i did some compile time testing are here the results:

Basic "Hello, World!" program (with iostream.h and conio.h included):

#include <iostream.h>
#include <conio.h>

int main (void )
cout << "Hello, World!";
return 0;

That exact code took 42 seconds to compile on the computer. Mainly because of all the overhead from the header files.

I took out conio.h and the getch() function and it reduced to abotu 24 seconds.

I then created a basic graphics program using BGI...which compiled but had some run-time logical errors made by me because i didnt know what graphics mode to use to properly do graphics on that old thing....that program took about 10-15 seconds to compile, and it consisted of only graphics.h. (a Borland header file).

Meanwhile, I have done some BASIC programming on it as well, and those compile in a jiffy! (Mainly because QBasic 1.1 is an interpreter, not a compiler).

03-05-2003, 06:30 PM
You should consider yourself lucky. Not many 8086 machines have hard drives. Nor 640k of ram either. You must have gotten one of the later models... :D