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Old 04-02-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Advice on buying a laptop.


Hi

I am in the market to buy a laptop costing around 600.
Tried a HP Compaq M2001 today with the Simply Mepis Live CD
This worked very well.
My question is would anybody recommend another laptop that they have installed and configured linux on ?
Thanks

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Old 04-02-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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www.linux-laptop.org would be a good place to start. Dell, IBM Thinkpads and Toshiba laptops work well.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 05:24 PM   #3
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Hi

Thanks for that of to study all the info

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Old 07-19-2005, 09:47 PM   #4
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http://www.linux-laptop.org/ wasn't very useful, any sites that have Linux-centric laptop reviews? Or at least a list of laptop Make/Models that have been proven to work with Linux?
 
Old 07-19-2005, 09:52 PM   #5
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Originally posted by fortezza
http://www.linux-laptop.org/ wasn't very useful, any sites that have Linux-centric laptop reviews? Or at least a list of laptop Make/Models that have been proven to work with Linux?
This site is specifically geared toward success stories:

http://www.linux-laptop.net/
 
Old 07-20-2005, 02:28 AM   #6
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Before spending any money, I'd ask what functions you intend to perform on the laptop -- is it mostly typical surfing/Email/writing or will you be number crunching/programming/development, etc? In other words, while the price tag is obviously always going to be the key consideration, you'd want to try to allocate the money you will be spending towards those components that best suit your needs. Do you need a bigger hard drive, more RAM, better video, a DVD player rather than a CD player, etc. Only you will be able to determine which pieces are the most important, but in any event, I'd recommend taking a look at the LQ HCL if you haven't already. It contains numerous reviews and ratings of all sorts of equipment, written by your fellow LQ'ers. Good luck with it. Lastly, speaking as the owner of an IBM T40, I can say that it runs Linux beautifully. -- J.W.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 03:15 AM   #7
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Funnily enough, Linux.com's latest article:

Tips for buying a Linux-compatible laptop
 
  


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