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Old 06-30-2014, 05:40 PM   #16
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I've owned a number of Toshiba laptops through the years and they have all been rock solid. I'm posting this from my old warhorse, an A505 Core I3, 16" screen with Intel graphics. This is my Linux test machine as it's so plain vanilla it runs anything very well. I bought this Toshiba used in 2009 for half it's new cost and it has served me well for over 5 years. I'm a fan of Toshiba as they build a solid machine and offer just about any configuration you could want.

Also, look at a factory refurb as you can generally get a great machine at half the list price...
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I've had several Dells over the years,desktops and laptops. They all have run Linux with absolutely no problems. Linux just worked "out of the box". Never had problems with Broadcom usage. I am using a HP notebook right now with Ubuntux64 it also runs with no problems.
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I used to have a toshiba 10+ years ago. It was noisy and after a while the GPU fan failed => ordered a new GPU fan from USA (90$), replaced it and then after a few days it failed again => since then I ignored any toshiba offers.
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A fan cost u 90 $s ? U did not do it right.
Old 07-17-2014, 04:57 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by jamison20000e View Post
A fan cost u 90 $s ? U did not do it right.
Same thing I tought, but the cheapest had it at around 60$ and those shops looked really weird/wrong... . So, in the end I opted for the 90$-variant and I even got it, after paying 40$ extra for taxes... . Never again
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If you'll pay...

Your choice broadens if you are willing to by a 17" gaming laptop, but the specifications for such a machine means you pay a high price. For ideas and choices, you could consult the Internet sites for gamers looking for people and machines using linux.

Here in sunny Copenhagen there are several gaming web sites where often newer, used 17" laptops are sold. If you could find a reputable, local on-line market, that might give you be another solution.

Young gamers like the newest fast, big screen portables, but then sometimes find budget, life, and needs stronger than desires to play.


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