Dell Laptop question
nigel at rmk.co.il
Thu Jul 19 15:22:23 BST 2007
Ted Frater wrote:
> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> I was interested in buying one of those Dell/Ubuntu laptops but they are not yet
>> available here in Israel.
>> BUT, I found a retailer that sells all their laptops without an installed OS - if
>> I want! :-)
>> So what, of the cheaper range, models would you recommend? What are the Turion
>> processors like as opposed to the Intel core duo? I did have a quick Google but
>> their is way too much info out there to digest easily/quickly.
> Dell have a consumer range and their business range.
> The former is Inspiron the latter is the Latitude.
> If your going to use it for business do purchase 3 yr on site next
> business working day warranty.
> As for build quality , IBM lenovo are still the best.
> whats just as important tho is where the nearest service depot is. Talk
> to them first to see what support your going to get
> you need a laptop that has an installed base of 1000's. there will be
> more spares for those around than say the latest high flying model
> I personally always go for a second hand ex corporate leasing laptop.
> If its survived 3 yearsof leasing it will have has a good burn in.
> Never failed me.
> And I supply laptops to friends.
> Only IBM tho.
> hope this helps.
Thanks for the advice. I just looked at the Thinkpad line-up and they all seem to
have the new Core2 duo processors - of which there is a serious warning:
"At this time, I cannot recommend purchase of any machines based on the
Intel Core 2 until these issues are dealt with (which I suspect will
take more than a year). Intel must be come more transparent."
I don't think that there is a second hand ex corporate leasing option here in
Israel - it's a very small country.
I was considering the Inspiron 1501 but am not sure about the Turion 64 X2 TL50
and the ATI Mobility™ Radeon® Xpress 1150 - how does Kubuntu manage with these?
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