[ubuntu-uk] WTB: Ubuntu Laptop

Lizzeh Rodriguez lizzeh at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 08:34:07 BST 2008

Hey Jai,
I'm not sure what you are looking for in terms of specs, but you don't  
really need to purchase the laptop with Ubuntu...Ubuntu is very easy  
to install, and there's a huge chance that everything will be  
recognized.  I've installed Ubuntu on 5 different machines and so far  
no worries.  I wouldn't really tack on a warranty per say, but then  
again, I guess it's not a bad idea for laptops when it comes to  
hardware. Will you be taking it everywhere you go? Or is this just for  
a replacement desktop?  Or perhaps look into the Asus 901/1000?  I'm  
late into the email thread about your laptop so sorry if this has all  
been brought up already!

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On 2 Sep 2008, at 22:52, Jai Harrison wrote:

> Hey,
> 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.
> Jai
> 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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