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6. Re: $100 Laptop Apr 27, 2007, 20:37 FourPak
 
Aren't there still some flawed orginial Pentium chips out there?
ding!grats! Yes there must be truckloads of old processor and memory chips moldering away in satockrooms of surplus stores in North Dakota and elsewhere.

Or how about using the chips that FAIL the full Intel(TM) test? maybe only 1/2 the chip works - so what? that's still 100x more power than is needed to run basic functions slowly.

A dirty little (not so) secret:
Retail stores *cough*HomeDepot*cough* are compelled by manufacturers like Toro and Black & Decker and Stihl to throw away perfectly good but cosmetically flawed hardware every day. Everything from fully functioning shop-vacs to chainsaws to drills and other tools are thrown away and not even given the opportunity to be acquired by charities or other worthwhile parties.
This comment was edited on Apr 27, 20:39.
 
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  2. Apr 27, 11:53  It's like rain, on your wedding day. the_culture
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>> 6. Apr 27, 20:37  Re: $100 Laptop FourPak
  5. Apr 27, 14:53 Worth Kxmode


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