[TAG] Issue #106
ben at callahans.org
Tue Sep 21 16:30:30 MSD 2004
On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 07:49:29PM -0500, John Karns wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Benjamin A. Okopnik so eloquently said:
> >Ah. Yes, I see what you mean - but I think that this kind of thing is a
> >laptop-specific problem, perhaps having to do with cramped space and
> >inadequate cooling. It would be Very Nice if I could install, e.g.,
> >something as tough and high-perf as an Intel Pro 100 in a laptop, but I
> >fear that it just ain't gonna happen. By the same token, laptop users
> >are SOL if they want the latest in video hardware, etc.
> This Inspiron 8100 has an epro 100, although some came with 3com cards.
I was obviously imprecise in my statement. What I meant was that you
can't get the kind of reliability and performance in a laptop Ethernet
chipset that you can get from a PCI card, which has has much better
cooling (airflow and thermal mass count for a lot.) Although I'd
certainly pick the eepro100 chipset over a number of others even so.
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