Laptops with Linux - $150

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Jul 26 16:44:32 BST 2007

Paul S wrote:

> Jonathan Riddell said the following on 07/26/2007 09:21 AM:
>> Don't they're likely a fraud who will steal your money.
> Check out phoronix for a good article .. they're actually ordering one
> to test if it's real and will report the results.
> If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

This hardly sounds "too good to be true", though.  

> # Intel® Celeron 1.5 GHz CPU
> # 14" Widescreen X-bright LCD
> # 256 MB Ram memory
> # 40 GB Hard Drive
> # 802.11g Wireless LAN

That's all obsolete hardware, except the Wifi.  I can by a laptop from Dell
this week for CDN$569, with:

- AMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TK-53
- Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic
- 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife?
- 1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm
- 80GB Hard Drive
- 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability

So, US$150 sounds pretty good, but not too good to be true.  I'll look
forward to actual reviews.  It wouldn't be a good enough system for my
requirements (and I don't drive my computers as hard as many people) but it
would suit my mother :-)

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