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Old 05-25-2014, 01:10 AM   #16
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@Ztcoracat there is one last question you mentioned the i-7... I have heard Linux has issues with the i-5 is this true ? In other words I've been told to either use the i3 or i7 but not i5 with Linux
No, I don't think that's true.

I have been running Fedora with complete success for 2 years on my Sony Vaio and it has an i5 Intel and runs very well.

I have noticed however that while my external drive is plugged, and have VLC running while transferring files; the laptop performs a slower than my desktop that has an i7 processor.
 
Old 05-25-2014, 01:53 AM   #17
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I've not seen any issues in RHEL kernels specific to the i5. I'm pretty sure they all handle the same instructions, so why one would be handles different than another isn't clear to me.

I run on an i7 and xeon processors, though.
 
Old 05-25-2014, 08:46 AM   #18
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@Ztcoracat there is one last question you mentioned the i-7... I have heard Linux has issues with the i-5 is this true ? In other words I've been told to either use the i3 or i7 but not i5 with Linux
Choosing i3 over i5 is just silly.

i7 has all instructions (imo not that important/feasible for laptops), for a higher price.
i5 is a dumbed down (still reasonable ... and cheaper) i7.
i3 is a bricked low-power i7 (still usable if you're not very demanding and low in budget).

Linux utilizes all i7/i5/i3 instructions just fine.

As for your original question;
Thinkpads are ugly, heavy bricks that just do their job for a correct price.

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Old 09-06-2014, 12:05 PM   #19
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If this is still a question, I just bought an E540, and after a hiccup with a corrupt .iso, it installed and runs beautifully, with one little issue. The touch pad and Trackpoint use the same buttons. When you disable the touch pad, it also disables the buttons, leavint the Trackpoint unable to click anything.
 
  


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