[TriLUG] Which laptop to buy
Wing D Lizard
wingedlizard at nc.rr.com
Fri Dec 16 13:16:42 EST 2005
I have a hpzv6 running ubuntu 5.04. It is amd64. I think it was
about 900 after rebates. I'm pretty happy with both the computer
and the deal I got.
wireless uses ndiswrapper. I haven't tried the modem. the memory card
io doens't work with ubuntu ( 5.04 anyway).
kevin at flanagannc.net wrote:
>I have a Thinkpad T42 at work, it's really nice, doesn't do the screen res
>that you wanted, just 1024x768 on the screen, but the external port runs
>nicely at 1600x1200. It's not the fastest, or the sexiest, but it's a
>I just saw a co-worker bought a compaq AMD Turion based system, he's
>really happy with it, but I didn't get a good look. He did say that it
>was only $850, that's something that the Thinkpad can't claim.
>>Which laptop to buy, that is the question. The requirements are built
>>in Ethernet (gigabit would be nice), IEEE-1394 (FireWire) and a large
>>(as in pixels) screen (1400x1050 minimum). I must be able to boot both
>>Linux and some other well known OS.
>>I do not care who makes the CPU as long as it is x86, sorry no Macs for
>>this one. I have had less then happy experiences with Dell, and would
>>like to stay away from them. I also find Dell's Linux support to be
>>about worthless. I have bought my last Sony anything because of their
>>DRM shananagains. I have been happy with my IBM a20p Thinkpad and
>>before the my Digital HiNote II, but both are just a bit under powered.
>>Any suggestions on what to buy and where would help.
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