[ubuntu-uk] please, help me buy a laptop.

Kris Douglas webbox.uk at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 20:29:53 BST 2008

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 8:23 PM, Matt Jones <matt at mattjones.me.uk> wrote:
> James Grabham wrote:
>> Sooo, 16th birthday a week on Sunday, college starts in Sepember, so I
>> want a laptop.
>> Looking at £300 or less.
>> I want to get spomething with a 14inch; 15.4 inch seems the norm, but
>> it's a bit big to lug around every day.
>> I wish I could get dual core, but I think bcause of the budget I'll be
>> looking at 1.8Ghz+ Semprons or Celerons.
>> 1 year warranty is the minimum.
>> 1GB RAM.
>> Plus the normal stuff - DVD writer, Ubuntu compatible graphics and
>> wireless, Vista (I know, but it may be usefull one day, and I will
>> dual boot).  The graphics don't have to be amazing, just DVD watchable.
>> Any Ideas?  I've already spent a few hours seaching, and I'm still
>> none the wiser.
>> Thanks
>> James.
> Dell Vostro 1310?- business grade, should have decent compatibility-

Another good device, but if if were to be used for gaming, the grapics
card is either an intel x1300 or a GeForce 8400 128mb (which is
better), but the XPS has a much better graphics card, that works
perfectly in ubuntu the Geforce 8600m 256mb

> except dell wireless which is most likely Broadcom.

Which works fine in Ubuntu.

 Remember you need to
> add VAT onto the price Dell state on their website, the exvat price
> should wind up about £250, so that gives you a bit for a couple of small
> upgrades. Remember to give dell a call to see if you can haggle a bit off.

The only way is to ring, I saved so much money, and got a free upgrade
to 1440x900...

> EEE 900 - now £289 from play.com I have the 701 and am very happy with
> it, may be a bit small though.

> Most laptops around this price are 15.4's probably due to economy of
> scale. The HP 530 is a nice machine, ebuyer have it for £279. Not sure
> about Linux compatibility.

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