I want to buy a laptop compatible with Linux

Miano, Steven M. Steven.Miano at mybrighthouse.com
Fri Sep 28 13:31:52 UTC 2007

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From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of didier mariño
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 10:05 PM
To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com; didier_marinio at yahoo.es
Subject: I want to buy a laptop compatible with Linux

Hello friends,

I'm a Venezuelan guy - southamerica- who is interested
on buying a laptop, but I would like to know the
following points:

1) Is the  Hewlett-Packard Special Edition Notebook
with AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56 -
White,  100% compatible with UBUNTU?.

2) Are there another good laptop brand, which costs no
more than $1000,that some of you could recomend to

The cost of about computer at bestbuy is $999,99.
I'm planing to import the computer from USA.

The full information of the Hp Special Edition is:

 Warranty Terms - Parts          1 year limited
Warranty Terms - Labor  1 year limited
Product Height  1.5"
Product Width   12.1"
Product Weight  4 lbs.
Product Depth   8.8"
Processor Brand         AMD Turion(TM) 64 X2
Processor Speed         1.8GHz
Display Type    Convertible WXGA high-definition
widescreen with BrightView technology (1280 x 800)
Screen Size     12.1"
System Bus      Up to 1600MHz
Cache Memory    512KB + 512KB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)     1GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To       2GB
Type of Memory (RAM)    DDR2
Hard Drive Type         Serial ATA (5400 rpm)
Hard Drive Size         160GB
Optical Drive   Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Optical Drive Speeds    Drive speeds not available
Direct-Disc Labeling    No
Digital Media Reader or Slots   Yes, digital media card
Diskette Drive  No
Graphics        NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 (UMA)
Video Memory    Up to 287MB
Personal Video Recorder (PVR)   No
TV Tuner        No
MPEG    Yes
Modem   56 Kbps*
*Capable of receiving 56 Kbps downloads. However,
current regulations limit download speed to 53 Kbps.

Networking      Built-in 10/100Base-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45
Wireless Networking     Built-in high-speed wireless LAN

S-Video Outputs         1

Additional Audio/Video Connectors       1 SPDIF digital
audio out

Audio   Altec Lansing
Speakers        Built-in
PCMCIA Slots    1 ExpressCard/34
USB 2.0 Ports   3
IEEE 1394 FireWire Ports        1
Parallel Ports  None
Serial Ports    None
Game Ports      None
Notebook Weight         Ultraportable (less than 4.5 lbs.)
Battery Type    Lithium-ion
Pointing Device         Touchpad with on/off and dedicated
vertical scroll up/down pad

Best regards,

Sé un Mejor Amante del Cine
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