Notebook with Serial ports

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My HP notebook has finally packed up.:( Does anybody know witch notebook/laptop comes with a serial port. The usb-serial adapters are not really reliable and have seen lots of complaints about them.
Have seen on the net on a forum that Dell have one, so I phoned and that model is not available in SA. Phoned ASUS the tech did not even know what a serial port was, but the 2 that have serial ports cost a arm and a leg. Phoned HP they gave me the models with ports but they are not sold anymore.

What I have found is that the sales and tech guys don't know much about their products.

The other thing is does anybody have any contacts with Tarsus or Axis.
 

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The Dell D6xx series has a serial port. Think D630 is the latest one.
 
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Sems like serial is finally dieing a slow death. What the hell do you still use DOS for? This is the 21'st century.....:razz:
 

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Sems like serial is finally dieing a slow death. What the hell do you still use DOS for? This is the 21'st century.....:razz:
Funny when you google a question about laptops and serial ports you still get lots of guys using them.

I have software for programming that only runs in dos.
I may now set up a PC for Dos, but then I can't do the work on site, but still need a serial port or I will have to spend around R8000 to get new usb cables.
 

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Just gone though all HP 8XXX, non of them now have serial ports, I even downloaded the data sheets and looked at the diagrams and pic's.
OK - let me see which one my work colleague has - he definitely has a HP 8xxx (something something something) notebook - WITH a 9-pin male serial port on it....
 

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jacques is it new, HP gave me a list of ones with serial ports but they are old models and you can't get them any more. I have( well had) a HP NX 9000. I can get it repaired but at a cost of R6100. The thing has been giving problem for about 2 years now, even reinstalled the software to see if that was the problem.
 

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