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Old 06-22-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Which laptop to choose?

I have picked two models of laptops that have all functions that I like:

Acer TravelMate 4672WLMi
LENOVO 3000 N100 TY05AGE

Did anyone have exprience with running Linux on any of them? Or are there some known disadvantages of any of these computers?
Old 06-22-2006, 05:39 PM   #2
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You might look at Tuxmobil and Linux-on-laptops. You might even find an installation walkthrough or some tips on how to get certain things working!
Old 06-22-2006, 05:44 PM   #3
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I like acer alot. Their tech support was pretty good. IBM makes a good laptop too but as soon as that warranty runs out don't expect any help.
Old 06-22-2006, 07:54 PM   #4
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Your post piqued my own curiosity, this might be useful about the Lenovo:

The acer looks like it would work just fine. It's mostly Intel components, which are linux friendly. The only issue might be getting 1280x800, but that would most likely be solved by 915resolution.
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Why do not go for a dell when there is a lot of deals and you can get one with pretty good price although the quality is just so so.
Old 06-26-2006, 02:33 AM   #6
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I'd put my money on the lenovo. I've heard bad things about Acer warranties. Guys have had their laptops circling around Europe for 2 months before they were fixed. Acer seems to be a little crappier altogether, I compared my Acer Travelmate 4202WLMi to my friends Asus AJC6 or whatever the model was. Asus seemed to be better on every aspect except to monitor.
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Acer seems to have good tech support here in america, but I don't know how the warranty is over seas.


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