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Re: [tlug] Favorite Linux laptops these days?
- Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:39:13 +0900
- From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Favorite Linux laptops these days?
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Hi I've got a Sony Viao Z that's running Ubuntu like a charm (after some initial struggles of course...) It's light like a feather and got some 3+ hours or battery with Ubuntu 11.10. It's a 13 inch screen with a sweet 1920x1080 resultion, 8Gb and pretty speedy CPU but only 2 cores. Sounds like it fulfill most of your requirements, so it could be an alternative worth considering. It's been working very well for me. Robert On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Jonathan Byrne <email@example.com> wrote: > I'm leaning strongly towards retiring my desktop system entirely and > exclusively using a Linux laptop, so I wanted to get everyone's thoughts > on what are the current great Linux laptops. > > I spend a lot of time on a MacBook Pro, and that heavily influences my > requirements. I've even installed Linux on a couple of them, but it was > kind of a rocky experience. Anyway, my hardware requirements are: > > Musts > ===== > -Quad-core CPU (no big deal, everybody's got them) > -Must support 8 GB of memory; 16 GB or more very strongly preferred > -I love the big, very smooth touchpad on the MBP, and I really want one > like it in a Linux laptop > -Really good keyboard feel. I can't replace the keyboard it comes with, > so I have to love it > -Should be as thin as an MBP but will compromise on this if everything > else is there > -Size not larger than 15". 13 is fine, I'll be keeping the 24" monitor > from my desktop > -Very good battery life. Should be in the ballpark of the MacBook Pro. > -Matte-finish screen. I could potentially compromise on this and put a > matte filter on a glossy, but I'd really rather just have a matte screen. > -Bluetooth (no big deal, everybody's got it, pretty much) > -High-quality hardware. This machine should last a long time. Fast > repair/replacement in case it doesn't. > > Nice to have but not musts > ================= > -I love the backlit keyboard of the MBP. I almost put this under Musts, > but I'm aware of no other laptop that has this feature. Would like it > very, very much, though. Blows away the keyboard light on my formerly > favorite laptop, the ThinkPad. > -Support for dual external monitors would be very nice. Almost a Must, > but not quite. > -Firewire > -eSATA > -Support for two internal disks, configurable as RAID, that works under > Linux. > -If I can order it with a DVORAK keyboard layout, that would be cool. I > realize this is highly unlikely. > -Thunderbolt. It might be useful for something, someday > > Things I don't care about > ================ > -Killer graphics. I realize a high-spec machine like this is probably > going to have great graphics, but I really don't care. I'm not a gamer. > -High-res LCD. 1440 x 900 is fine; I can live with less if it's a 13". > My kids have 13" MBPs and I would trade resolution for that lightness > and small size. > > There was so much I loved about ThinkPads back in the day, and although > they're just about the antithesis of the MacBook Pro in appearance, > thickness, etc., I'm going to take a look at them nevertheless just to > see where they're at. I've never owned a Lenovo; all mine were genuine IBM. > > So, what are your favorite Linux laptops? Anybody got one that nails all > of my Musts and most of my Wants? > > Thanks! > > Jonathan > > > > -- > To unsubscribe from this mailing list, > please see the instructions at http://lists.tlug.jp/list.html > > The TLUG mailing list is hosted by ASAHI Net, provider of mobile and > fixed broadband Internet services to individuals and corporations. > Visit ASAHI Net's English-language Web page: http://asahi-net.jp/en/
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