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1. Small OS/2 System (maybe laptop)?
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Are there any small logic boards (embedded PCs?) that would run OS/2 version 3 well (including graphics and sound support)?

I want to build a small OS/2 system but would preferfor it to be much tinier than the average PC case and be very quiet and power efficient. I would consider a laptop but if I can find a way to build a tiny PC that would be ideal.

If not that, which laptop is best for OS/2 Warp v3 (AND v4)? Something that has built-in support for graphics and sound and allows for an external VGA monitor?

Thanks!

Date: 28 Apr, 2004 on 07:45
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Matt,

I can't tell for logic boards, but there was an article in last month's VOICE newsletter about running eCS on a "barebone" PC (a VIA system as far as I recall).
While I remember "barebone" meaning a base PC with case, MoBo, RAM and CPU in order to build up an individual PC, it seems that this term nowadays refers to a all-built-in tiny PC system.
I can't tell for Warp3 compatibility in that matter too, but maybe you'll find some more information?

Thanks to the ongoing efforts od Daniela Engert and others, I think that most of the contemporary notebook PCs are able to run OS/2. I had three notebooks over tha last few years and none of them was an IBM but all were able to run OS/2.
There are some drawbacks of course in matters of PCMCIA or built-in sound chips, but at least with Scitech Snap there shoudn't be showstoppers in matters of graphics chipsets.
I can't however tell for state-of-the-art brand new top models, but if you're able to grab a good used one which is 1 or 2 yeaes old, chances are quite good that it'll work flawlessly.

You might also refer to previous VOICE articles and success stories about other notebooks. I knew that the Notebook/2 site had a wealth of models listed, but it seemed a little outdated and I can't tell what the site is like *now* since it changed to os2warp.be and they are still busy rebuilding/updating it...

Cheers
Thomas

Date: 28 Apr, 2004 on 11:31
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The notebook/2 site is now part of http://www.os2warp.be which also has lists of OS/2-eCS compatible hardware.
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Date: 28 Apr, 2004 on 14:35
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I just now started looking over old laptop models and there is a serious information overload.

Can anyone recommend specific models of ThinkPads (or maybe other brands) that are compatible with Warp 3 (full sound and graphics)? Right now I want to use Warp 3 but will eventually look into basic Warp 4 systems.

Something with a Pentium-M processor hopefully.

Date: 28 Apr, 2004 on 15:57
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