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Suggest a Laptop -

Postby NaN » Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:16 am

So, I'd like a new laptop, one that will run Mint to it's best. I typically lean toward Lenovo laptops; sometime a samsung, like the samsung netbooks. I would love to hear what you you guys have had the most success with and/or the highest opinion of. I will be using this for programming, so screen resolution is sorta important to me. Gotta see those lines of code ya know.

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Re: Suggest a Laptop -

Postby richyrich » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:07 pm

If price doesn't hurt, take a look at the Thinkpad W700 series. 17" widescreen display with up to NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 1GB discrete graphics.

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Re: Suggest a Laptop -

Postby proxima_centauri » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:22 pm

Have no problem with IBM/Lenovo laptops, currently using the T61P
proxima_centauri drools over the W700. :D

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Re: Suggest a Laptop -

Postby DrHu » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:32 pm

There are a few, based on quality of device
    Solid case, eg magnesium or quality plastic
    Portability (weight), work or individual aspects
    --netbooks or desktop substitutes or gaming machine ?
    Quality keyboard
    Separate video card, that could be upgraded
    Preferably no specialized or propriety devices (thin-frame optical drives etc)
Some brands that might meet those requirements;.
    Others..your choice

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