[TriLUG] Help me decide
ken at mack-z.com
Tue Mar 4 11:47:43 EST 2014
This is a shame to hear. Lenovo, well more so back in the IBM thinkpad
days, always seemed to have really good linux compatibility out the gate.
I guess those days are gone..
On Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 11:27 AM, Pete Soper <pete at soper.us> wrote:
> I bought a Lenovo E531 in December. The trackpad is unusable with the
> three Linux distros i've tried on it and only obnoxious to the max with
> Windows until 95% of the gesture recognition and region crud is disabled.
> If it weren't for touchpad-indicator giving me the ability to disable the
> trackpad (and use an outboard mouse) this laptop would be worthless to me.
> (Several hours spent trying to reconfigure the trackpad brought no joy,
> just an appreciation for the mind-numbing complexity of those Linux/X
> interfaces). As it is it's a pain to have to deal with the mouse, but
> that's life. With the I5 chip, 12gb of RAM and an 840 SSD the performance
> is good, but this is my last Lenovo.
> On 03/04/2014 11:07 AM, William Sutton 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
>>> 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
>>> s210 from lenovo or something similar. Touch screen is not a big deal
>>> 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
>>> 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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