AMS Tech TravelPro 256CXA
This page only has information specific to this laptop. If you haven't come from
there, and before Emailing me, please look at the
main page for more info and specs.
Don't Email me to ask me where you can get support for AMS tech laptops, I
returned mine in November 1998 because it overheated. However, you can find some
information and tips here
This is a special edition of the
Travelpro 25xx series.
- Ability to display the battery charge as a percentage on screen,
independently from the OS. This is a very nice feature that I haven't seen
- Enhanced battery saving system.
- CD and floppy are in one module that fits in a bay. You can swap them for
a zip drive or something similar.
- APM fully works under linux
- Support for both saving to RAM and saving to disk with two different keys
(meaning you choose at run time, it's not a setting in the bios that's either
one or the other)
- A few glitches with PCMCIA as explained on the main
- The sound volume is not a rolling button, it's a function key combinaison
- The keyboard layout is really bad. Because of the layout and the stupid
windows keys, the space bad is way too small, and backspace is so small that I
kept hitting the key next to it.
- This is by far the worst: the fan blows under the laptop, so if you set it
anywhere (especially your lap, a couch or a bed), it will overheat and crash
very quickly. Since the fan comes with the CPU module, it is possible that
other TravelPros don't have this problem, but in any case I do not recommend
buying this laptop just because of this.
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Last updated on December 14th 1998. V 1.0