Laptop question

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Aug 19 18:34:44 UTC 2007

Nigel Ridley wrote:

> A local shop is offering older model Dell laptops for half the price of
> the newer models. Amongst the ones on offer is a Dell D600 with an ATI
> Mobility Radeon 32MB and a 30GB hard drive. Intel Pentium M - CPU Core:
> Banias 130nm @ 1.4GHz
> Questions:
> 1. Would any of you folks buy a brand new 3 year old laptop with a one
> year warranty (for half the price of one of the latest models)?

Half the price?  I'd be really surprised if they could manage that.  I'm
using a 3 year old Dell laptop and a comparable new one is close to a
quarter of what I paid for mine (ie, I paid almost CDN$2000  - with taxes -
for an Inspiron 6000, and I can get a 15xx with almost exactly the same
configuration, but larger disk & RAM, for ~$550)

> 2. Any foreseeable problems running the latest and greatest Kubuntu on it?

Given that I've been running the latest & greatest Ubuntus on a lesser
machine for 3 years, I guess not :-)

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