[ubuntu-uk] buying a laptop?
pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Wed Jan 19 02:33:38 UTC 2011
I have a Novatech laptop, two years old, older model. Ubuntu went on no probs and never had any issues re ubuntu - overall its battery catch has broken which is annoying as the battery is prone to drop out. The piano black cases are a tad flimsy and the keyboard's a bit springy. The laptop inside is great though.
I asked Novatech before I bought it if it would work with Ubuntu and they got tetchy - they don't test them and it's at your own risk. I googled, couldn't see any probs and there were none. If you want it tested, it's back to LE.
----- Original message -----
> On 18/01/11 21:32, George Tripp wrote:
> > Just wondered are there any novatechi3
> > (http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/laptop/range/novatechi3.html) users
> > out there who can comment on Ubuntu compatibility?
> I haven't used one of these machines, but as with most Core i3/i5
> systems at the moment, I suspect that you will probably run into this
> little bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/614238
> if you want to use the VGA port. This bug seems to affect any Linux (not
> just Ubuntu) on any Core i3/5 system that is using the integrated GPU.
> But it does seem as though there may be fix in the wings...
> With my Samsung Core i3 lappy, the HDMI port does work OK however (and
> can be adapted to DVI with a cheapish cable) so it isn't the end of the
> You could always ask Novatech beforehand - they might even offer to take
> it back if fails to work to your satisfaction, or, if you happen to be
> near one of their showrooms, you could ask to take along a USB stick and
> test it before buying? I see no harm in asking at least...
> The Open Learning Centre
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
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