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Re: [SLUG] Laptop recommendations


Matthew Hannigan wrote:

> Erik,
> 
> You may be interested that the X1 is a rebadged (repackaged?)
> Samsung Q30, with added bluetooth. (Rob, correct me if I'm wrong)
> 
> I note that the Q30 now has bluetooth as well; ht.com.au have it
> on their website. DickSmith also have it in their powerhouse stores
> but don't advertise on their website for some reason.

Thanks Matt, thats really good to know. I would much prefer
a place where I can walk in and run a knoppix CDROM to test
a machine. Dell makes this a little hard :-).

> I just (like an hour ago) bought a Samsung R50, which meets all
> your specs, including full 6pin (i.e. powered) firewire and the
> availability of a long life battery.  Memory is default 512mb but
> expandable up to 2gb.

Where did you buy? Somewhere in the city?

> Complete specs on the net.  But note there's a few variations.  e.g.
> mine has ATI Radeon x600, but some have Intel video card.

Once thing I fogot to mention is that I'd quite like to get
some decent accelerated 3D graphics as well. Is hardware
acceleration available on any of these machines?

Cheers,
Erik
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