On 22.12.13 23:00, Lauchlin Wilkinson wrote:
Something like the LENOVO B590 or E540 might be a good
place to start
looking. I still find that most Lenovo laptops are reasonably well built,
cheap, have good support and will run Ubuntu straight out of the box.
Even Debian installed without effort on the Lenovo Thinkpad that I
bought 2 years ago. (With LXDE instead of Gnome, for faster boot.)
I've been happy with it since.
It has a 15" wide aspect-ratio screen, which I've come to appreciate,
since I always have 4 windows open.
Unfortunately, the only model number gumpf I can see on the back is
"Type 1143-6YM" and "Product ID: 11436YM". Anyway, after 2 years, the
current models will be called something else.
The battery life is only 3.5 hours, but it's holding up well under
terrible neglect. Buy a second battery pack on day one?
Maxed out RAM and an after market SSD (if you are
comfortable doing the
upgrade yourself) would also be on my shopping list.
The SSD might just get rid of the spin-up delay when accessing files
after a period without disk I/O. That would remove a minor annoyance.
And though I don't have its weight, it's probably over 2.5 kg.
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