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Old 05-31-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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which laptop to buy

Hi guys,
I know posts like mine would have appeared a number of times but getting to know the information first hand has its own value..

Well, Im planning to buy a laptop and after some looking around the IBM Thinkpad R52 seems ok to me. First let me tell you about myself...Im a junior linux administrator into trainig..(just started out)...The R52 has the follwing specs:

IBM ThinkPad R52
Windows XP Pro; 1.73GHz Intel Pentium M 740; 512MB DDR SDRAM; Intel 915GM/GMS 910GML Express 128MB; Hitachi 5K100 40GB 5,400rpm...

Guys I need your advice..

Old 05-31-2006, 08:07 AM   #2
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Well this laptop seems good enough while keeping it on budget. A quick search should tell you whether other people have tried installing Linux on it and what problems you might expect.
Old 05-31-2006, 08:51 AM   #3
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a lot of people maybe slam them, but i have to say i really love my thinkpad. next time, though, i'm going to investigate the linux and "custom generic" notebooks, for usually like half the price, i think. there are some sites out there, but i don't have any links, sorry. maybe you'd find something through google.
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Thank you guys, but generally speaking which one would come in your mind when goin in for a laptop, and ofcourse looking at the budget of around a $(1000-1200)..and especially for linux



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