[ubuntu-uk] WTB: Ubuntu Laptop

Jai Harrison jai at jaiharrison.com
Wed Sep 3 21:35:17 BST 2008

I figured in the end that I'd get the Inspiron 1525 on the Ubuntu Dell
site with the following modifications:

Intel Core™ 2 Duo Processor T5550 (1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2
cache) - N-Series [add £90.01]
Linux Only, 4Yr In-Home Warranty Support, including evenings and
Saturdays [add £83.40]
Commotion Design Pattern with Custom High-Gloss Finish [add £29.00]
(maybe another design but they're the same price)
15.4" Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440 x 900) Display with TrueLife™ [add £30.00]
2048MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024] [add £20.00]

I should be able to sufficiently run Windows XP in a virtual machine
with that if I need to, right? I haven't bought anything just yet
though as I'm giving myself a bit of time to think about it.

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:55 PM, Matthew Daubney <daubers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 10:35 +0100, Jai Harrison wrote:
>> What I really want to know is what specs seem suitable for the next 3
>> years of Uni. I'm expecting to have to pick some of the higher end
>> hardware on the Inspiron 1525 and want some assistance in doing so. Is
>> there a substantial difference between the Intel Core™ 2 Duo Processor
>> T5550 (1.83 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache) and the Intel(R) Core™ 2
>> Duo Processor T8100 (2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 3 MB L2 cache) to make it
>> worth the extra £70?
> I'd think carefully here. What degree are you doing and will you *need*
> some windows software? A couple of the departments where I am expect you
> to be able to do some things with windows only programs.
> I'd check with them what's expected first (and take it with a pinch of
> salt) as it may be worthwhile getting a windows machine and dual booting
> (or forking out for windows to run in a VM, at which point you want lots
> of RAM)
> -Matt Daubney
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