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Re: what laptop to buy

> Daniel Dalton wrote:
>> I'm having great difficulty in finding a laptop suitable for my
>> needs. I'm vision impaired and a student, so primarily will use the machine for
>> school, and at home. 
>> Here is what I'm looking for: good debian linux support, including wifi,
>> ethernet, sound, and the general hardware of the machine.
>> I'm looking for something fairly recent, so I've got half a chance at
>> locating one in Australia, but any suggested models would be greatly
>> appreciated. I'm looking for  something with a core 2 duro around 1.6
>> ghz or more, and I want something with really good battery life, perhaps
>> 5 hours or more. I have about $1,000 to spend give or take. Finally, I'm
>> going to be carrying it around school every day, so portability is
>> important to me.
>> So basically it must have:
>> - Good debian support including wiffi - core 2 duro 1.6 ghz or more
>> - Good battery life 5 hours or more.
>> I've been looking mainly at lenovo, hp, del, acer and maybe tosheba.
>> Any suggested models would be greatly appreciated.
>> Cheers, Dan

On 17.01.10 22:09, steve reilly wrote:
> if it were me, i would be narrowing that list a little, the only decent  
> machine you mentioned would be toshiba.  top 3 machines for customer  
> satisfaction, reliability are asus, sony, toshiba.  check out system76  
> as well, using a pangolin here, very impressed.

My son won a toshiba notebook ans I must say I am very disappointed by their
way of support. Their registration pages need very narrow list of browsers
etc, they need cookies even to browse some basic informations etc.
There may be of course different points of view but currently I wouldn't
buy toshiba nor recommend it to anyone.

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