RE: experience with late model laptops?
I was talking about Centrino's only. They sound much more promising than
P4-Ms. And battery life is... much better. From all the newsgroups I've
read, the Dells are quite hot too. The D800 uses an Nvidia GeForce 400,
which is quite hot. The Radeon (ATI Radeon 9000) is much cooler and less
power-greedy, maybe slightly less performant than the GeForce.
IBMs and Dells have the best battery life. Note one thing: all the online
tests you'll see only mention big brands, but never generics. So I am sure
they're a little biased and cheaper generic models might cut just as well as
As for Centrino and linux, someone posted a link already, I am sure google
has the answer.
From: Jeff Griffiths [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 12:23 PM
To: Provost, Stephane
Subject: Re: experience with late model laptops?
Provost, Stephane wrote:
> My $0.02. If you're looking for cheaper stuff, try www.powernotebooks.com.
> It's sort of a grey market of the laptops, worth giving it a shot. At
> I got an answer the same day.
with a specific reference to the 'Sager NP4020' model on the 15" page on
the site, and also targeted generally at laptops that use desktop P4s:
i have an earlier model of this laptop, it is a generic model marketed
by a number of companies including alienware and eurcom in north
america. I have unstable running on it with most functionality
available, but i haven't tried to access firewire, USB etc and don't yet
have dri running.
also, these things run _HOT_ and have crappy battery life. i would
recommend in these cases to go with a centrino-based laptop for most
uses, but i'm not sure where linux support for this is at. anyone? bueller?
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