Originally Posted by Dj.r4iDeN
in the same time i need computer support VT with huge of rams
but i didn't find any thing in the BOIS talking about virtualization
I build and repair computers, and prefer Lenovo ThinkPads
or Acer notebooks. For 6 years here in China, I have never
had to repair one of those for hardware failure. The only
Acer brought to me had a trojan. The computer's layout
was nice, and the performance very good.
Only time will tell if today's Lenovo ThinkPads are built
as well as the IBM ThinkPads. I just bought one, and am
very pleased with it. IBM ThinkPads were the most durable,
well-built notebooks on the market in their day.
I have a Toshiba notebook someone gave me -- it is a lemon.
I've had many Toshiba, Dell, Sony, HP and Compaq's show up
with hardware problems on a regular basis.
Those brands you picked, HP and Toshiba, as well as Sony,
just aren't designed well, IMO, and have so much bloated
software on them. If you buy one I'd get an install CD of
the Windows OS on it and reinstall without all the company
provided malware and bloat. Then just install the software
you actually use, and kill most of the junk in the startup
For kernel virtualiztions, this list
is fairly current. You
should also be able to boot the store's floor model of the
laptop with a Linux Live CD, such as Knoppix. Then you can
run "cat /proc/cpuinfo" to determine if it has virtualizaion
support. An AMD processor will have "svm", Intel "vmx". If
you don't see that in the output, it does not support the
kernel virtualization extensions.
I also would not use BestBuy. Maybe that's because I have
never talked with anyone there properly trained. And their
custom service has been horrible. I'd use NewEgg and save
Sorry, I left the link for HVM Compatible Processors
from the Xen Wiki out.