[Dclug] Laptop recommendations
omari at smileystation.com
Mon Mar 2 16:46:33 EST 2009
On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 04:02:41PM -0500, Paul Buede wrote:
> I am in the market for a new laptop for myself, and one for my dad. I
> like the options at http://system76.com/ and http://www.linuxcertified.com/.
> Can anyone comment on either option, or suggest another?
I just recently bought a Thinkpad X61s from some random reseller on
eBay. Brand new ones were selling for about $700 including shipping. I
got mine about a month and a half ago. Debian Lenny installed on it no
problem, though I manually fiddled with things to get all the acpi
buttons working (maybe Ubuntu handles all this automatically; maybe
Debian even does it if you install the desktop. I install everything
However most of the ones I saw on eBay have Vista. What garbage; I wiped
it off. Performance on Vista was painful.
But this is good hardware if portability is important to you. I like the
size, and the low glare matte screen (I never thought this would become
a feature.) I wouldn't order from Lenovo, as they seem to have big
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