[TriLUG] Help me decide
ken at mack-z.com
Tue Mar 4 11:21:36 EST 2014
Interesting. I am really leaving towards the chromebook idea. I really
need light and great battery life and to not give MS any more money for a
product I won't use, at least not willingly. the 32gb version gives a lot
of room for a debian install. I am debating though going with the 16 gb
version that has 4gb of ram. It is just that later combo seems a lot
harder to find. I see users have replaced the SSD in the machine so that
might be better and later adding a 128 GB SSD.
On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:07 AM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> For whatever it's worth... when I did my laptop research recently, I found
> a lot of comments on the Lenovo web site about the current generation of
> trackpads on their laptops. The complaints seemed to be all over, not
> specific to a single model. A lot of people wishing they still had last
> year's model...
> William Sutton
> On Mon, 3 Mar 2014, Ken MacKenzie wrote:
> I am thinking of getting the Acer 720P chromebook. The one with the touch
>> Figure I will use Chrome a bit and use crouton to install wheezy as a
>> My alternatives to that are a more expensive ultrabook or maybe an ideapad
>> s210 from lenovo or something similar. Touch screen is not a big deal but
>> could be useful and well thin and light and good battery is a concern.
>> I guess the trade off is with the chromebook no windows (that is a plus)
>> good battery life and with linux in the chroot chromeos will handle the
>> drivers so in particular the touchscreen should work well even under
>> The pro of the alternatives is of course perhaps more horsepower and local
>> storage. The con is if there is a touch screen linux might not work with
>> it that well.
>> What would you do hotshot?
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