[Novalug] Finally small reasonably priced linux laptops!
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Wed Jun 4 10:05:26 EDT 2008
Cool more mini-linux-laptop goodness:
- Comes with linux, 8.9" 1280x768 LCD, and it's a Tablet design with
It's a good year for Linux laptops I think.
On Jun 3, 2008, at 10:08 AM, David A. Cafaro wrote:
> Ah, good call, yes that's a nice option:
> But why does Linux get shafted on the bluetooth option, urghhhh.
> Otherwise a nice machine, and in the running (though I would need to
> check on the Windows XP bluetooth option's compatibility with Linux)
> On Jun 3, 2008, at 9:54 AM, Ken Kauffman wrote:
>> Sorry. I sent the wrong link:
>> On 6/3/08, Ken Kauffman <kkauffman at headfog.com> wrote:
>> This one is also out and reviewed.
>> On 6/3/08, David A. Cafaro <dac at cafaro.net> wrote: Ok, I've been
>> dreading the fact that my beloved Sharp MM20 mini-laptop
>> was starting to show it's age. I love the fact that it weighed less
>> than 2 lbs, could slide into a standard _letter_ size envelope (take
>> that Mac Air!), and ran Linux pretty well.
>> (Here if you are curious: http://sharpnotebooks.com/index/item/843 )
>> Well linux compatibility has gotten worse in the last year of kernel/
>> distro releases. Due to it's "unique" hardware (Transmetta) there
>> just isn't much support to keep things working, and I don't have the
>> time anymore to debug it and send in bug reports.
>> So I've been thinking about the Eee Pc 701 for a while, except that
>> the screen is just to tiny for me.
>> So I've been waiting to see what the Eee PC 901 would bring, and what
>> do I find, everyone is releasing mini-laptops with decent specs for
>> reasonable prices. And most of them even have a Linux install
>> A few that I'm waiting on release:
>> Acer Aspire One:
>> - Just want to know if it has bluetooth or not, nice look, nice
>> seriously considering.
>> Dell Mini Inspiron
>> - No real details on this, and may not have Linux. No idea, but
>> picture look nice. Plus, I would get a work discount.
>> Asus Eee PC 1000 (or 901)
>> - The 1000 is probably on the top of the list, love the screen size,
>> and a 40GB SSD drive for Linux is VERY nice, maybe a little on the
>> expensive side, but its well loaded and hopefully would last a good
>> long time as a travel companion. Just no confirmation of Bluetooth
>> HP 2133 Mini-Note
>> - Not in the running, big gripe is Linux is shortchanged on this
>> machine. Only the lowest spec'd model has Linux installed on it.
>> I want this new laptop to be my primary commuting laptop. I like
>> having a good basic computer with me that I can go online to do
>> emergency server work from where ever I am. It needs wifi and
>> bluetooth (for bluetooth DUN over my phone), and preferably run
>> linux. I have powerful desktops at work and home, and a MacBook Pro
>> 15" when I need a bigger stronger laptop (work supplied), for my
>> personal laptop I want small, light, but capable. The way I work I
>> need at least a screen in the 9" or larger range, with resolution
>> close to 1024x768(600 widescreen models).
>> Well needless to say I'm just happy with the options coming out in
>> near future (This month even!). What do others think? Are there
>> other options for new modern laptops in this mini-size I'm missing
>> (that don't look like crap and have crappy specs). Anything larger
>> than a 12" screen is out of the question, that's just too big. If it
>> doesn't fit in my commuting bag, it's not a small laptop (sorry the
>> MacBook Air, you are NOT a small laptop, I don't care how thin they
>> make it).
>> David A. Cafaro <dac at cafaro.net>
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