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Re: [vox-tech] Laptop for linux

The key to long battery life in a laptop:
get the i5 not the i7 - it does not lack processing ability
get an ssd drive
get the extra capacity battery
stick to a 13-15" screen

Not sure if linux supports the graphics card switching on the fly yet,
but if it does something with a mixed mode on board graphics and
separate discrete graphics card.

I'm quite happy with my ZaReason (Asus), I know others with System76 and
Lenovo Thinkpads.

If you look at CES new stories there are quite a few options in the 8-12
hour battery range now, but for a good processor you should be able to
find a 5-6 hour no problem but it probably won't be cheap.


On 02/21/2011 01:54 PM, Carl Boettiger wrote:
> Consider any of the dedicated linux retailers, such as ZaReason in Berkeley?
> The Strata-Pro is along those lines...
> http://zareason.com/shop/Strata-Pro-15.html
> (review: http://www.jonobacon.org/2010/08/28/on-zareason/)
> -Carl
> On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Richard Harke <paleopenguin@gmail.com>wrote:
>> My laptop died so I am looking for a new one. I'm sure many people on this
>> list
>> have opinions about this. I thought an Asus N82JQ looked good -- i7
>> processor with Nvidia 335M graphics but then its battery life is not too
>> good. Can anybody suggest something with good processing power,
>> Nvidia graphics and not too terrible battery life? Also, I don't want too
>> large,
>> 14" screen looks to be good. I will be installing linux, of course.
>> Richard Harke

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