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Re: [vox] New laptop



I second recommendation for Thinkpads. If you have serious crunching
needs (and the budget), then I would recommend the X230. Up to 16GB RAM,
fastest CPU options, up to 280GB SSD, 6- and 9-cell detachable battery
options, and the latest Ubuntu LTS with NO issues. It is a beautiful,
traveling workhorse.

Eric

On Sat, Jan 05, 2013 at 02:41:43PM -0800, Brian Lavender wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2013 at 02:15:35PM -0800, Richard S. Crawford wrote:
> >    I haven't bought a new laptop in years and now I'm considering one.
> >    Does anyone have a preferred vendor, hopefully one where I can buy a
> >    laptop that doesn't have a certain OS pre-installed?
> 
> Try your luck with System 76. Seems that a lot of people have 
> had good luck with them. Comes with Ubuntu.
> https://www.system76.com/
> 
> The Dell XPS 12 has linux preinstalled 
> The screen resolution sucks though.
> http://content.dell.com/us/en/gen/d/campaigns/xps-linux-laptop
> 
> I just ordered a Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch. It comes with Windows 7 Pro
> preinstalled. The regular Thinkpad X1 Carbons supposedly work well
> with GNU/Linux. I am hoping that the Touch will work equally as well.
> It's light an powerful. Touch screen will probably be a little gimicky.
> It uses the Intel video. It weighs 3.4 pounds. The memory is soldered to
> the board as well as the CPU. It has a 1600x900 screen too!
> http://www.lenovo.com
> 
> 
> brian
> -- 
> Brian Lavender
> http://www.brie.com/brian/
> 
> "There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
> make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
> way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."
> 
> Professor C. A. R. Hoare
> The 1980 Turing award lecture
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