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Need a new laptop now!

Postby morty007 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:37 pm

I am moving onto a new job and need a laptop very quickly. I've never owned one before, but I've had dell's that were great. I'm looking at either a Inspiron 1420 that I will dual boot, or a Thinkpad. I've heard thinkpads are great with linux and work "out of the box" but I don't know anything about the brand really. Please give me any input or suggestions you might have!

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Re: New a new laptop now!

Postby awong on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:42 am

Are you dual-booting because you need Windoze at work? If not, you could get a Dell pre-loaded with Linux and then install Mint over it. Otherwise, go the dual-boot route with a notebook/laptop that is known to work with Linux, i.e., the pre-loaded Dells are alright. I don't have any experiences with Thinkpads; someone else could help you there, although I've read positive reports regarding Thinkpads.
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Re: Need a new laptop now!

Postby morty007 on Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:04 am

I guess I really don't need a dual boot machine, but was thinking of one just for a backup OS or test stuff if something goes wrong. The Dell sales rep I spoke to has only sold 2 linux machines in the 2 years he's been with Dell.
Dell XPS M1530
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850
Dual Boot Windows 7 & Mint 9 32 bit
320GB
4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel Wifi link 4965agn
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