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Re: [OT] good laptops



On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:08:29 +0100
Wim De Smet <kromagg@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/13/05, Rob Benton <rob.benton@conwaycorp.net> wrote:
> > I was wondering what everyone's opinion was on a good quality
> > laptop.  I bought a Dell desktop for my mom almost a year ago and
> > it wasn't such a good deal.  So any place that takes trade-ins is a
> > plus.  I'm not really worried about compatibility with Linux since
> > she'll only be using Windows XP.
> >
> 
> [ Don't buy an acer travelmate 4102WLMi]
>
> When I was looking for a laptop everybody told me IBM was the way to
> go but they're kinda hard to get around here (and expensive). They're
> sold by Lenovo now but I don't think that has much bearing on their
> quality. I'm pretty sure the thinkpads are pretty good, if you can get
> one.

I'll second the recommendation for IBM thinkpads. But as Wim said, they
are more expensive than other laptops. 

My dad has a Thinkpad T22 running Debian stable and I've been happy
with it's compatability. 3d video was enabled fairly effortlessly and
for the most part sleep and suspend work properly. (The T22 is old
enough that it's a 900Mhz PIII and came with Windows 2000, but it works
great for our purposes... it can even play DVDs pretty well.)

HTH,
Jacob



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