[ubuntu-uk] WTB: Ubuntu Laptop

Jai Harrison jai at jaiharrison.com
Tue Sep 2 22:52:38 BST 2008


I've been looking at the Inspiron 1525 specs and sadly I'm not too
good with hardware. I'm under the assumption that I at least need to
pick the Intel Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5550 (an extra £90.01) to make
it into a decent machine. The Intel(R) Core™ 2 Duo Processor T8100
(2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache) isn't so much better than the
Intel Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5550 (1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2
cache) as to justify an additional £70 on top, is it? I'm really not
very good at reading hardware specs :x

Then I figure I need the 3 year warranty and might as well add a
fourth year as it's only another £18 on top of the 3 years (total for
4 years warranty: £83.40). Doubling the RAM to 2GB is a decent idea
(at just £20) and then I was wondering if it's worth paying an extra
£30 for a 1440x900 resolution instead of the standard 1280x800.

I contacted a sales rep and was sad to hear that the keyboards have
Windows logos on the Super button but I figure that's to be expected
really. Anyhow, major thanks to anyone who will help me with the
hardware choices for the Inspiron 1525.


On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 4:40 PM, Jai Harrison <jai at jaiharrison.com> wrote:
> When I originally looked I completely missed the Inspiron 1525. I
> could have sworn there were 2 desktops
> I'll take a look at the Inspiron 1525 now and, no, my dad isn't paying :( lol.
> On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Mac
> <Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Jai Harrison wrote:
>>> I have looked at what Dell has to offer in the UK but they currently
>>> offer only 1 laptop in the UK (the XPS M1330 (UBUNTU)).
>> They offer the 1525, too:
>> http://tinyurl.com/39m5sr
>> Mac

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