[kwlug-disc] Looking for a new laptop with some oomph, thoughts?

Oksana Goertzen ogoertzen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 13:51:12 EDT 2010


I use a Lenovo T500 at work and I've never had an issue with any of the
IBM/Lenovo
business class notebooks running Linux.  Little more money but pretty rock
steady
and it's easy to get replacement parts and upgrade the machine yourself if
need be.

Oksana



On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>wrote:

> It's spring, when a young man's thoughts turn to ... a new laptop, given
> that my current one is starting to show its age.  And not wanting to break
> the bank but still wanting something at least a moderate step up, I poked
> around my favourite online store, tigerdirect, and came up with:
>
>
> http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6017035&CatId=3985
>
> The immediately appealing features:
>
> * not stupidly expensive
> * relatively high-res -- 1366x768 has always felt a bit cramped, so the
> 1600x900 will be nice
> * faster DDR3 memory
>
> My only puzzlement is the Intel Core i3-330M processor, and I remember a
> thread on that topic not that long ago so I might pop back to the archives
> and check it out, but other than that, I'm interested in the thoughts of
> folks more knowledgeable about these things than me.
>
> Naturally, it will run Linux so is there anything about it that would be
> considered Linux-unfriendly?  Thanks.
>
> rday
>
> P.S.  Specs on that processor:
>
> http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47663
>
> Not surprisingly, H/W virt support is mandatory.
>
>
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