[xubuntu-users] macbook alike

João Santiago exalowprofile at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 13:47:36 BST 2007


I live in Portugal, that, unfortunately is a barrier for getting good
laptops. Dell doesn't sell lappys with ubuntu pre-installed. But that's not
an issue, because I'm going to install it myself anyway. ThinkPads are sold
though.

I'm looking for a notebook with the same form factor (small - very portable)
as a macbook, I don't really care for the aesthetics, because if I would, I
would go for an actual MacBook, tehy're just beautiful.

On 6/4/07, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> On 6/3/07, Allie Daneman <df at drainfade.com> wrote:
> >
> > You get what you pay for...if you want a rock solid laptop that 'just
> > works' out of the box get a Thinkpad. If you wanna screw around and buy a
> > machine that will break after being dropped once get something else ;)
> > Adam Miller(maxamillion at gmail.com)@Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 08:08:48PM
> > -0500:
> > >
> > >    Stay away from ThinkPads if you are worried about price. I would
> > say
> > >    check out [1]sonystyle.com ... sony has for a very long time tried
> > to
> > >    be the "apple of the pc world" as far as design style goes, it
> > might
> > >    be a good place to look (you are probably going to need to go with
> > >    lower end parts to keep cost down, but form factor should be
> > do-able)
> > >    and as long as you stick with an intel pro wifi card, everything
> > >    should work off a fresh installation
> > >    -Adam
> > >
>
>
> The Thinkpad R series is pretty good for the price.  You can get a
> decently configured R60e for under / around $700.  I think it's kind of a
> cruel joke that their base R60e comes with 512mb of RAM and Windows Vista
> Home Premium by default.  That setup wouldn't run well at all.
>
> Has Dell come up yet?  We are talking about laptops on an X/Ubuntu-related
> mailing list, right?  Check out the inspiron e1505n with Ubuntu
> pre-installed.
>
> Unfortunately, in terms of appearance, I don't think that you'll find much
> that will compare to the "cool" factor of a Mac.  I'm a fan of thinkpads,
> though, because they have what I think are the best keyboards.
>
> Have fun laptop hunting!
>
> Jim
>
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