[lug] Shopping for a thin & light
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Tue May 21 14:13:24 MDT 2013
Not thin, but I've got an Alienware 11" gaming laptop, and I love it
On May 21, 2013 2:36 PM, "Zan Lynx" <zlynx at acm.org> wrote:
> I recently got a 13" Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04 preinstalled. I quite
> like it. 1080p screen, 8 GB of RAM, SSD, etc, etc.
> Battery is good for about 6 hours unless you start compiling or video
> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Davide Del Vento <
> davide.del.vento at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have been provided Dell Latitude laptops from my employer and have been
>> very happy with them. First thing after getting them, I always wiped the
>> original OS and installed various flavors of modern Linux (with employer's
>> permission, of course). More often than not, it required nothing else than
>> waiting for the installation to complete. A few times it required minimal
>> driver work, but not much that Google can't figure out in less than 10
>> I am not giving you the exact model number, because it's not written on
>> the machine and I gave up on trying to understand the exact models once I
>> realized their names are meaningless and "expire" pretty often. I've always
>> found the 12" screen is the best compromise of decent real estate vs
>> portability, especially in this (stupid) era of widescreen popularity. And
>> the keyboard is normal size, not reduced size (no numeric pad, of course).
>> The laptops have the docking station connector on the bottom (which is non
>> standard and changed and required a new docking station purchase, awww what
>> a nice business model...)
>> I use the same machine *both* as carry-around and "desktop replacement"
>> (of course in this second role it requires two external 24" monitors). My
>> current one is 4-core i5-2520M with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SAMSUNG SSD HD, I
>> don't remember the previous one.
>> If you need only the carry-around option, I'm sure Dell has something
>> similar less beefy in term of specs, without the docking station option,
>> and of course of lighter price (don't believe you can go lighter than this
>> in actual weight)
>> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> I'm considering replacing my Asus Transformer tablet and keyboard dock
>>> with a "real" thin & light notebook. I'm finding I don't use it for
>>> entertainment much anymore; That is mostly happening on my phone (Galaxy
>>> S3) or iPad mini. When I use it for work, I find myself wishing for
>>> something a bit more robust. In short, it's become the odd man out in my
>>> selection of devices.
>>> I'd like something about the same size (half-inch-ish thick, 10"
>>> screen), and it must be Linux friendly. I carry it daily so I can respond
>>> quickly if something goes Terribly Wrong with one of the systems I'm
>>> responsible for. I've found a couple contenders, but I was wondering if the
>>> group might have any favorites that I have missed.
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