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Here a bit of a fun comparison for all of you:

A compared to a state of the art notebook from 2002.

Of course, the Pinebook Pro is so much faster too. πŸ˜‰

@TecnoChango To be fair, this particular behemoth (Toshiba Satellite 1905-S277) was massive even by 2002 standards. But it wasn't *that* far out of the realm of normal...

@PINE64 I think I knew someone who had that very Toshiba laptop. Yes, technology has improved a lot since then.

@PINE64 They are both sweeties. I do miss actual buttons for the trackpad, though.

@PINE64 That Toshiba is a biiiiiig laptop, hot damn

@PINE64 but the Pinebook Pro doesn't have cool external media playback buttons so you can use your laptop as a jam box...

...yet.

;-)

@PINE64 I had a Satellite 2410 (2003 model IIRC) and I would really like to see some vertical screen real estate return again. I don't miss lugging around a 7 pound laptop though!

@PINE64 well it's 8 years old. It doesn't sound like a good competition to show the Pine is a current device of you need to compare to a dino. πŸ˜‰

@rakor I believe you dropped a "1" there -- it's 18 years old!

Of course it's not a fair comparison. I just had these machines sitting next to each other and I noticed how comical the size difference is.

@PINE64 your right, typing on the phone isn't fun all the time πŸ˜‰
Well, none the less I like your work and am waiting for my PinePhone to arrive. 😊

@PINE64 The old one has got harman/kardon speakers - great sound. 😬

@kaffeeringe Are you sure about that? The speakers on mine are the worst I've heard on any laptop ever.

Maybe the previous owner blew them out or something...

@PINE64 They were pretty good back than. And they are on the top and not the bottom

@PINE64 would love to have that taller 4:3 screen space back tho :blobcatthinking2:

@PINE64
But the notebook has more connectivity - it has USB, RS232, Parallel, a CD drive and possibly even a floppy drive!

@dheadshot

It does have a floppy drive... right next to the DVD drive. 2002 was a weird point in time for tech.

But it also weighs 8.3lb (3.8kg, or 3 whole ), and I'm not sure you want to carry that around with you every day. πŸ˜‰

@PINE64
Beefier laptops also tend to have nicer keyboards...

@dheadshot

Go ahead and just put one of these in your backpack, then. 😊

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