[lug] Linux Laptop
Davide Del Vento
davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 11:26:44 MDT 2014
I suggest checking woot.com and newegg.com too. They have decent (on
paper) refurbs for $2-300 but you may have to wait for the right thing
to pop. And of course there is the option to use a $200 Chromebook
(either as is, or wiped).
Alternatively, I have an old HP with AMD Athlon XP2500+, with I think
384MB of RAM, almost new 250GB disk, 1024x768 14" screen (with today's
standard for low price stuff I could call the screen "high
resolution"), wifi G on a PCMCIA card (worked with Ubuntu last time I
tried). The battery is old, and the keyboard is Italian layout (but
you can use stickers and make it your favorite layout). It's
underpowered and sluggish when running modern GUIs, but if you want
something *really* cheap and you think it may work for you, make me an
On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Quentin Hartman <qhartman at gmail.com> wrote:
> You can get used thinkpads for next to nothing, and they tend to run forever
> and work very well with Linux. I especially like the T series. I've owned
> several, and they've been champs.
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Stephen Queen <svqueen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking for a cheap laptop that would be used as a terminal
>> (minicom/screen) an ssh client, and vncviewer. It would be nice if it had
>> wireless that was compatible with linux. The serial port for the terminal
>> could easily be a USB dongle.
>> Thanks for any suggestions.
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