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Old 03-30-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
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New Laptop


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
1Gig Ram
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.

Henry
 
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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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
1Gig Ram
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.

Henry

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.
 
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
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I hope i can help.

I have a toshiba satellie l505d-25983. its a dual core amd 2.0 ghz i think and 3gs of ram. 320 gig harddrive running ubuntu through wubi don't ask, I don't like the windows 7 bootloader. and Windows 7 32bit. I am going to be purchasing the laptop in question at bestbuy 299. and will be testing it with several distros in dual boot and let you know what happens. anything in particular you want me to post on here or test for. I will keep you posted.
 
Old 04-11-2011, 11:40 AM   #4
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Yes, let me know how it goes.

I should be getting my replacement in about 2-3 weeks from Nvidia.

Henry
 
  


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