I wonder if the thing still works?
Ah, Memories. I bought the 140 when they came out. Loved it so much that I regretted not getting the 170. I sold the 140 one week after purchase (at a $200 loss) and bought the 170. It was my primary machine for over three years, and I got use out of it for over six.
I wonder if the thing still works?It has 4 screws - one going right through the hard drive area ... so I don't think so ... although with the durability of these laptops ... maybe.The 170 was an awesome machine - I have a customer who still uses one to type their books on it ... every now and themn I will have to change out their keyboard. One of the interesting upgrades I did was to the hard drive. I found a 2.5" SCSI to Compact flash adapter and put 2 2GB compact flash cards in it. It already had the maximum amount of RAM 20MB and all the OS tweaks I could find. It's actually pretty fast machine. It's even hooked up to broadband via a SCSI to ethernet adapter.
I also used the SCSI to Ethernet adapter. The 170 was simply a great machine. At the time, it was a completely mobile (and faster) version of the SE/30 with a bigger screen. Given how much I fairly worshiped the SE/30 that's really saying something.
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