[TriLUG] your favorite lowish cost thin laptop
mark at kempster.org
Mon Jan 17 11:08:39 EST 2011
I didn't catch that the dell v130 that ships with ubuntu had 2 cores,
but here it is right under my nose
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vostro-v130/pd (click on 'Tech Specs')
I'm a little disappointed that I can't choose the linux laptop, and
upgrade from a Celeron to an i3, but I suppose being able to purchase
linux from a hardware manufacturer is a plus.
To better compare what I have with what I'm looking at on manufacturer
sites, is there a map between /proc/cpuinfo's "model" and "model name"
and "stepping" values, with what marketing names are out there? cpuid
also reports some puzzling output ('Pentium Pro'? Really?) I've got a
little 'Centrino duo' badge, but I've got no idea what that really
Here's to hoping that all the new i3/i5/i7 cpus push the price down on
all the old stuff!
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 10:27 AM, Tom Eisenmenger
<teisenmenger at charter.net> wrote:
> When I replaced my Dell Latitude 610C I went with a Gateway MT6481 with
> which I've been very happy but I wouldn't necessarily call it "thin". We
> subsequently bought my son a slimmer budget Gateway notebook with which he's
> been very happy.
> Looking at the Dell Vostro V130, it seems that all of their configurations
> have dual-core chips, albeit in a single processor. At that pricepoint, it
> looks like a good choice to me (in fact, you have me mulling an upgrade...)!
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