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Old 04-30-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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Question Laptop recommendation for CentOS, Toshiba Portege R835-P56X ???


I would appreciate if someone could recommend a good laptop under $1000 that does not run into major compatability issues with CentOS. I am currently looking at the Toshiba Portege R835-P56X. If anyone has any experience with the Protege running linux, please also chime in. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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I can whole heartedly recommend the Lenovo W510. EVERYTHING works. I was issued this laptop by work (IBM) and I am running a build called Open Client which is based on CentOS 6. I have no idea what this thing costs, but it really is flawless. The built-in webcam works, the wireless works, the USB 2 and 3 ports work, the DVD burner works, the NVidia video controller works.

Good Luck.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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I would appreciate if someone could recommend a good laptop under $1000 that does not run into major compatability issues with CentOS. I am currently looking at the Toshiba Portege R835-P56X. If anyone has any experience with the Protege running linux, please also chime in. Thanks for the help.
I don't buy any products from Toshiba, they sold out the USA by selling the technology to the Soviets to detect our submarines during the Cold War.

Down from my soap box!
Currently using a $500 Acer laptop from Walmart running Fedora 13. Only problems so far:
Lost dash key from keyboard
Sound configuration is flaky
 
Old 05-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #4
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Any hardware certified for Red Hat Linux should also work equally well for CentOS:

http://www.redhat.com/rhel/compatibility/hardware/
 
Old 05-01-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for the info. I no longer like Toshiba.
 
Old 08-03-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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I don't know much about Cent0S, but slackware64-current is running nicely on my r835 p70. You'll need a recently issued distro to get 1366x768 in xorg. (Naturlich, you could update to the latest intel drivers on your own) Ubuntu 11.04 works as is as does slackware-current. ,
 
  


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