RE: experience with late model laptops?
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 least,
I got an answer the same day.
I think Dells are pretty good, even though I heard their biggest problem
is... customer service. Definitely choose a latitude over an inspiron.
[However, Dell is a Texas-based company, so if you have political resents,
you may want to choose something else :) ]
Toshibas sound good, but you have to cope with their special look and feel.
Did you consider Sony ?
Hope this helps a least a little.
From: Luc Lefebvre [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 10:48 AM
To: charlie derr
Subject: Re: experience with late model laptops?
I'm also looking into either Toshiba, Dell, or Apple, to run unstable. The
main purpose of the machine will be to run comedi <for data acquisition> and
burn CDs for data archiving. I have experience running Debian potato <on
desktop> and Woody <on an IBM laptop>. I have been scouring the
tuxmobil.org website <very informative> and there is one account of an
install <RH9> on a Tecra S1. I was looking at the Satellite Pro 6100
<because there appears to be more experience "out there" with it>. You will
also find some good links related to Toshiba at the bottom of the
tuxmobil.org/toshiba.html page. The same would apply for Dell <been looking
at the Inspirion 8500 and the Latitude D800, I emailed them <Dell a question
some days ago and am still waiting for a response, must say this is wearing
at my enthousiasm for Dell...>.
It would also appear that the Apple hardware is pretty well supported <again
from what I can glean from tuxmobil penguinppc.org. I'm at the stage now
where I've read enough to not know what I want anymore...
Opinions and esp. advice welcome,
On Mon, Aug 04, 2003 at 12:41:21PM -0400, charlie derr wrote:
> I'm about to purchase a new laptop and wondered if anyone
> has had any specific success/failures with either of the following:
> Toshiba Tecra S1
> 1.4GHz Mobile Intel Pentium M processor w/Centrino, 1GB RAM,
> 60GB hard drive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, 56K, 10/100 Ethernet,
> Intel WiFi 802.11b, Windows XP Pro and a 15" UXGA active-matrix display
> Graphics Processor Vendor
> ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000
> Sony VAIO GRT100
> 2.5GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor-M, 512MB,
> 60GB hard drive, 24X10X24 CD-RW/8X DVD-ROM, 56K,
> 10/100 Ethernet, WiFi 802.11b, Windows XP Pro
> and a 15" XGA active-matrix display
> Graphics Processor Vendor
> NVidia GeForce4 420 Go
> I don't particularly care about the modem or the wireless,
> and I'll probably run sid (unstable) on it, but I was hoping
> to get a bit of feedback if there's someone willing to share.
> thanks so very much in advance,
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