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Re: Laptop recommendation

On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 9:38 AM, Jonas Hedman <jonas.hedman@fripost.org> 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.
> 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?

Sorry for the late reply. Just wanted to add my 2 cents.

Years ago when I was shopping for a laptop, I found the
<http://www.linux-on-laptops.com/> website very useful.

Kamaraju S Kusumanchi | http://raju.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Blog

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