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Re: [vox] Re: Laptop purchase recomendation

at least check out rcubed. i was very happy with them;
the machine is new, with warrantee, is relatively low
priced and works out of the box.
good luck (i don't work for them, just a happy customer)
write me if you have questions.

On Sep 26, 2006, at 1:25 PM, Joshua Morris wrote:

On 9/25/06, Joshua Morris <bullring@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I am shopping for a new laptop and am looking for suggestions on laptops that work well with Linux. I have been looking at HP's dv9000t with the core 2 duo chip set. At < $2,800 i'm scared to exaust my student budget on it if it is not going to do what I am looking for. This is the configuration I am looking for:

HP Pavilion dv9000t customizable Notebook Pc
Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo processor T7200 (2.0 GHz)
17.0" WXGA+ Ultra BrightView Widescreen (1440x900)
512MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) Go 7600
HP IMPRINT Finish + Microphone + Webcam
FREE Upgrade to 1.0GB DDR2 SDRAM (2x512MB)!!
240 GB 5400 RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive (120 GB x 2)
FREE Upgrade - LightScribe DVD+/-RW w/Double Layer
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network w/Bluetooth
HP ExpressCard Analog TV Tuner w/remote control
Two High Capacity 8 Cell Lithium Ion Batteries
HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
If you use any other brands that have similar specs let me know. If you have had any good/bad experiences with Linux on a hp that too would be greatly appreciated.
I looked around on Google to see if I could find any websites that might have more information, but there wasn't much available becuse the laptop has only been out a few months.


Thank you all for your input. After looking over the websites you have all posted and the points you have all made. I have decided not to buy the HP because of their use of BIOS white-listing noted by some of you( I even called hp customer service and the sales rep hesitated but did confirm that this model has the same bios white-listing "feature") in the websites that were mentioned. It is a shame that computer manufactures like HP want to cripple their products in this way.

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