Originally Posted by hewjr1000
Hi to everyone. Just wanted to get some input on a new laptop I am getting, through the nvidia settlement.
First off what is anyone's opinion on settling for a 2010 model compaq cq56-115dx
with the following.
New Replacement Compaq cq56-115dx 2010
Single core Amd v140
2 Gig Ram
250 Gig Hdd
Ati hd 4250 Graphics
Old Laptop Hp Dv6308nr 2007
Dual core Amd Turion
120 Gig Hdd
Nvidia Go 6150
Now as far as the new laptop here is my question, how will it run with Linux Fedora, Ubuntu, Mint etc.
Will I have any hardware issues? or is this replacement to low-end.
Next I read a review about this laptop, and the writer stated that the 2 Gig ram matched up well with the low-end processor. Does this mean upgading to 4 gig is a waste of time?
Lastly does anyone have this replacement laptop yet, and running Linux, if so, let me know of any issues.
Without knowing the full specs it would be hard to tell you if you will have any hardware issues. You certainly will not have any problems running Fedora/Ubuntu on the hardware you have posted (Processor, memory, HD, and Graphics).
Upgrading to 4 GB of memory is never a waste of time. BUT if the system is a 32bit system you may only be able to use 3.5 GB of that memory, so if 3GB is much cheaper than 4Gb you might want to look into only getting 3GB.