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Old 05-02-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
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What is best Laptop for student use? Maybe ASUS?

I am going to buy a laptop before I go away for school. I have always recommend IBM products, but would like something more. I was thinking ASUS and an AMD processor. How has ASUS notebooks, and AMD mobil processors been doing? How is ASUS's capatabilty with linux?

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Old 05-02-2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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Can't say in re ASUS and AMD in laptops. I've had good luck with both in my tower. SuSE 9.3 and Knoppix 3.8 both work quite well with my ASUS K8N-DL motherbooard with dual AMD Opteron cpus.

Best suggestion I can make: if there is a vendor near you, grab a Knoppix CD and try it out in the store.
Old 05-03-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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I just installed Debian Etch on an AMD64 Laptop with less problems than I've ever had on a new computer. Maybe it's just because I'm getting to the point where I sometimes know what I'm doing ... OTOH, my next desktop will definitely be an Asus with Nvidia built in. After fighting off the thought for some time, I'm convinced that Nvidia's overt support for Linux really means something.

The main thing I recommend is that you get a generic laptop from a local independent source ... Those shiny eye-level Dells, HPs, and Compaqs at the big box stores are hard to pass by, but you won't regret doing it.
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Asus is the best choice for PC builder,ASUS notebook is the best price you can grab.


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