[ale] Recommendations for Linux-friendly Laptop (again)
James P. Kinney III
jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Mon Dec 16 21:45:00 EST 2002
Every HP pavilion laptop I've come in contact with (8+) has been a
rickety piece of crap. The case feels like it will fall apart. Battery
life is a complete joke. Screens are blurry. Touchpads are flaky. And
they are noisy. CD's seem to die early on all of them.
I currently have a used IBM Thinkpad 600e (PII 300, 128M ram). It feels
solid as a rock. The screen is fantastic. Battery life is crap. But I
did get a DVD for it from Ebay and my kids can watch movies in the car
using a power inverter. It has a win-modem, but it is supported in the
new 2.4.14+ kernels. It gets used almost daily for on call network
support ad diagnostics.
On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 20:37, John Wells wrote:
> So far, I'm looking at the HP Pavilion ze4000. Anyone have any experience
> with this and Linux? googling did provide any results.
> John Wells said:
> > Also, any notebook companies out there that let you avoid the Windows
> > tax?
> > I thought dell had started this, but can't find the option on any of
> > their laptops.
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > John Wells said:
> >> Yes, another linux laptop question.
> >> I'm looking for a laptop in which I can sacrifice some processing
> >> power for a larger display, as I'll often be using it for a remote
> >> display into another more powerful machine. I'd like to keep the
> >> price as low as possible. Any recommendations?
> >> Requirements:
> >> LARGE display
> >> Good range of resolutions from video card
> >> Affordable
> >> Linux-compatible hardware
> >> Thanks,
> >> John
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