[TriLUG] Looking to buy a used laptop

Roy Vestal rvestal at trilug.org
Thu Mar 6 07:41:14 EST 2014

Check with kramden.org and see what they have. Look under "Take Action" 
-> "Surplus Sales". You'd be helping the community and getting a decent 

Quick blurb from their site:

"Kramden Institute Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to 
empowering hardworking, yet economically disadvantaged, students to 
cross the digital divide. This is done by awarding thousands of PCs to 
students to be used to advance their academic and personal achievements. 
Kramden collects donated PCs, laptops, and peripherals; refurbishes the 
equipment; and awards the computers, thereby extending the useful life 
of electronics and reducing e-waste."

( not affiliated with kramden.org in any way. Don't hold my opinions 
against them! ;)  )

On 3/5/14 10:33 PM, Matthew Frazier wrote:
> Hello, TriLUGgers,
> I am currently on the market for an auxiliary laptop, for travel 
> and/or experimentation. I would like a laptop that is/has:
> - Enterprise-class (a Latitude or a ThinkPad or something)
> - Everything works w/o needing repairs or buying parts separately
> - Runs Linux well
> - At least 2 hours of battery life
> - 64-bit x86 processor
> - 2 GB RAM (or more)
> - 80 GB hard disk (or more)
> - Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet (that work under Linux)
> - DVD reader
> If you have a laptop meeting these specs that you would like to sell 
> me, please contact me off list.
> Thanks,
> Matthew Frazier
> http://leafstorm.us

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