On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 09:57:06AM +1000, Jason White wrote:
Daniel Dalton <d.dalton(a)iinet.net.au> wrote:
I checked out a few of the lenovo thinkpads (T
series I believe, but
could be wrong) and these were way outside of my budget. I also
investigated the hp envy, but this seemed to have poor battery life.
Mine is a Lenovo X200: it is one of the smaller laptops, but includes a
dual-core Intel CPU and 2Gb of memory. You might be able to obtain this or a
similar model cheaply from a used laptop dealer. I am sure there are others on
the list who can make more specific recommendations.
Yes, although I believe there are now more modern technologies available
such as I3,I5 and I7 processors...? Do you think these would be better
in terms of performance than the older dual cores?
I have also heard positive reports regarding the Linux
compatibility of Dell
laptops, which might be worth investigating further. This is not to say that
Actually, I recently came across an interesting machine:
Del Vostro 3350 (13 inch, core I5 processor 4 gb ram 320 gb hdd) which
sounds reasonably good. The sales person I spoke with on the phone said
the laptop has about 5 hours battery life with an 8 cell, while many of
the reviews suggested 8-9 hours so I guess I'll have to see for myself.
Do you think this could be a wise choice?
they are all supported, of course. You need to check
carefully before making a
Yes, I found this page, which sounds promising
Hopefully I've done enough research as I'm hoping to score the $200
discount which lasts until Thursday!.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts anyway.
Thanks for your help.