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Re: Laptop recommendation

Jonas Hedman <jonas.hedman@fripost.org> writes:

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.

As a small reference: I made due with a Asus EEE PC 1005HA for a number of years and it generally worked well for my purposes but it died and
surfing was a pain so I'm looking to upgrade a bit from that.

Any suggestions?

Best regards

Check out ebay for something like a Thinkpad X230 or a Thinkpad T430 with an IPS HD+ screen. I know in sweden availability might be an issue so check out T440 or T450 prices too.
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