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[SLUG] linux laptop shopping
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- Subject: [SLUG] linux laptop shopping
- From: Simon Males <sime@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 20:39:24 +1000
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Within the next four weeks, I wish to be the proud owner of a laptop.
Currently my target price is currently $2500. I do not want centrino
wireless tech because I plan to do some war driving and already have
PCMCIA card with the appropriate pigtails etc, further there is limited
linux support (centrino models seem to have lower spec CPU compared to
First intentions were Dell because I liked the idea of building my
machine. Reading various linux laptop threads brought light that dell
change system internals but keep the same product name- something I
don't like the sound of for the sake of parts and repairing.
The same thread advises that a lot of OpenBSD hackers cannot go without
there Toshiba Satellites. Further users saying that there IBM thinkpad
has been there best buy. I like IBM as it seems there is a possibility
of customising the laptop you order (online).
Other things I feel I must have included: Firewire, which it seems that
many toshiba models lack. Audio must work, so should I pay attention to
the chipset. Possibly 64MB video (Nvidia I've had experience with
although I believe ATI has the portable market). Do not want anything
bigger than 15".
If someone could rant on warranty and who has received there MS tax
Simon Males <sime@xxxxxxxxxx>
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