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Old 08-11-2009, 09:35 AM   #1
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Choosing Laptops/Notebooks


I am considering buying a Laptop/Notebook for the first time. To me, what unique in choosing a Laptop/Notebook than a desktop are, CPU temperature and power consumption, battery life, hibernation support, weight, etc.

Coincidentally, there was a heat debate on CPU power consumption and
battery life at xtremesystems:

My conclusion from it is that AMD did an awful job in mobile CPU branch.
I love AMD, all my desktops are AMD based, but from the above thread,
it seems that choosing AMD based Laptops might not be a good idea.
However, despite how well Intel is doing in preserving power consumption
and battery life, I found most of Intel mobile CPUs don't support
virtualization, even in their latest Core2Duo chips. Is it true?

Next is the hibernation support, I mean, I hope the whole system can
suspend to RAM/disk when the lid is closed. How well this feature
is supported in Linux?

I'm buying the Notebook for its mobility, not as a desktop replacement.
So weight is another concern, which is even more important than battery life
to me. I mean, is anyone here satisfied with your 14" Notebook, or even smaller screens?

Any other Laptop specific issues you've bumped into? Have low-end
Notebooks like Acer given you trouble?


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Old 08-11-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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AMD Turions are good for Laptops.

or you can try via C7 ones ...


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