From: David Raydo <DAR110@psuvm.psu.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 1994 19:41:58 EST
Article: 27851 of comp.sys.laptops
Organization: Penn State University
This time the responce to knowing if there are any new or perspective
Dauphin DTR-1 users has been overwhelming!
In the past approximately 5-10 people were actively posting articles
on the DTR-1. Problems with Ethernet Card, battery consumption, etc
were addressed. I don't know if these people will be posting in the
future, but I am sure they are still out there, quietly reading what-
ever comes along with "DTR-1" as a subject...
A newsletter idea was suggested but really did not go anywhere,
no one wanted to submit articles, and no volenteers appeared to
take it over. The DTR-1 Newsletter idea would be nice if someone
had time to do it. Posting to "comp.sys.laptops" would ensure that
everyone gets to read it, DTR-1 owner or not.
Description: The DTR-1 consists primarily of two essential parts:
The CPU/HDD/LCD unit (also contain 2400 baud modem),
and the Keyboard. The keyboard is attached via a cable only, NOT
hindged life most notebooks. This makes the DTR-1 cumbrsome to
use as a portable unit, its also thicker than expected.
The floppy drive can not be used conveniently while the DTR-1 is in
its carrying case! A major disadvange. If you don't mind using the
harddrive until you get home you'll be alright.
Battery life for me has always been 2 hrs solid; others report less.
There is a six/eight hour hardware upgrade from Dauphin which costs
$300 or more dollars (forgot the price now).
Dauphin Technical Support (essentially for already owners)
I hope this helps some of you a little more. My time to write more
is cramped lately so I can't just say everything I'd like.
I'll keep track of ALL email messages so I will have a list of
actual and perspective owners. Please post to comp.sys.laptops
and start talking with each other. It will help ensure accurate
information and provide a stronger platform from which to build.
Pleased that Iam just a humble user and no expert in any sense of the
word. I like the DTR-1; for the price its an outstanding little toy!
A full-fledge 486 with modest features...
Again hope all of you find what your looking for and if you go
with the Dauphin DTR-1 lets hear your first impressions!
(Many want to know about warranty information and Tredex reputability,
Tredex will give you 10 days to return the DTR-1 for a refund, and
all repairs require shipping the unit to Dauphin at your cost, and
their service rates.)
Cooments/corrections welcomed. -DavidR