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Re: Laptop recommendation

On Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 03:38:17PM +0200, Jonas Hedman wrote:
> Hello I hope that is not OT for this list.
> Basically I'm on the hunt for a newish laptop on which I naturally want
> to run Debian. I'm a student and I spend most of my daily outandabout 
> computer time reading pdfs, writing LaTeX docs, surfing and doing some 
> light coding, no heavy duty stuff in other words. I use i3vm and I
> generally like to keep things as light and minimal as feasibly possible.
> I really value light weight and good battery life and my upper bound on prize
> is somewhere around 875$ (~7K SEK). Memory should be greater than or
> equal to 2GB and an sdd would be nice.
> I know very little about hardware and I'm not quite sure where or how to 
> start looking. I though the Lenovo Thinkpad 13 looked promising but it's a bit 
> over my price target. Could chromeboosk be something to look into? I
> know the older thinkpads has good debian support but if I remember
> correctly they are also very heavy.

System76 (www.system76.com) makes laptops that run Ubuntu; it
has generally been easy to retrofit Debian on them. They have 
several models that fit in your price range including more RAM
and an SSD.

I have purchased a fair number of machines from them over the
last decade, for both work and home.


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