CPU: Core Duo T2130
Hard Drive: 160GB SATA
Optical Drive: DVD Multi Format DL Burner
Display: 15.4 WXGA BrilliantView
Graphic Card: ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200M with up to 256 HyperMemory
Communication: Modem: 56k ; LAN: 10/100 ; WLAN: bg/standard
Ports: VGA output, 4xUSB2.0, Mic/Line in, Headphones out, Built-in Speaker
OS: Vista Basic
Imagine in your head a picture of loading an elephant in a Mini Morris? Impossible right? Well not quite. Fujitsu Siemens delivers the Amilo Li 1718 with Windwos Vista Home, so loading the elephant should be a lot easier than working on a budget notebook with Windows Vista installed. The Amilo Li 1718 is a nice budget machine, with dual core processor and a low-end graphic card mostly intended for simple writing tasks and surfing the web. The fact that I’m writing about it is because Fujitsu Siemens doesn’t offer support for Windows XP, which means they do not provide Windows XP Drivers for it, nor on their website, nor a cd with the notebook itself.
But again, do not worry, I am here to help. I found all of the drivers for windows xp and they work perfectly well. Simply run your winXP install, download the drivers I listed below and install them one by one. Thats it, now you will have a nice budget pc machine with an Operating System that is actually worth working on and is fast like it should.
The installation is pretty straight forward on most of them except on the display driver where you should choose AGP during install, and the wireless driver doesn’t have runable exe file, and you should go through Device Manager, Update Driver and just point to the folders with the driver files.