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Mint laptops

Post by lexon » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:24 pm

I am looking for a Linux Mint standard laptop company in the USA.
Both my laptops running 18.0 finally failed.
I have a HP running W10.
Eye sight issues.
Cannot deal with dual booting anymore. I tried two years ago. Not easy getting old. Three younger brothers never had the chance.
W10 a pain.
Thanks.

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:04 pm

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
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I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by lexon » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:19 pm

Thank you but far too complex. All I need is a laptop. 64 bit maybe Cinnamon or Mate.

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by lsemmens » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:27 pm

I'd just go to the government auctions, pick up a laptop of reasonable spec and just install Mint on it. In OZ, most machines are sold with the drive formatted anyway.
Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
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Laptop HP-ProBook-470-G2 8Gb RAM SSD
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by DisturbedDragon » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:16 pm

AMD Ryzen 3700x
MSI x470 Gaming Pro
1TB Crucial P1 NVMe
1TB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe
32GB DDR4 3200
Nvidia RTX2080 OC
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Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon
Kernel 5.0.0-32

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:25 am

lexon wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:19 pm
Thank you but far too complex. All I need is a laptop. 64 bit maybe Cinnamon or Mate.

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It gives many models with compatibility . You can choose from one of them.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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Deepak

I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by Tomgin5 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:02 pm

I have resurrected over 200 laptops that were no longer useable for XP through Win10. Typically I just replace the HDD ( if it has one ) with a 64 GB to 500 GB SSD. I make sure it has the maximum Ram that is allowed in the device, usually 2GB or more. If the size of the screen is useable and not broken, and it has a 64 bit CPU XFCE works fine. If it is a multicore Cinnamon works fine. Just about any laptop made since 2008 fits in this category. Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba, HP, Samsung, and many others seem to work very nicely, Maybe not for games but for writing, browsing, and research all of the above including single core atom processors work fine. Downloading live video usually need at least a multicore. If it has a DVD drive it usually can.
Swapping out your old HP HDD to a SSD would probably run Cinnamon just fine.

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Re: Mint laptops SOLVED

Post by lexon » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:15 pm

Found a New Lenovo with 64 bit Cinnamon at Amazon.

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by majpooper » Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:45 pm

Refurbished Lenovo ThinkPads (T430s are good) you can get them From Newegg and they are compatible with linux Mint are tanks and very cheap.
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=furbished ... ++thinkpad

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by CaptainKirksChair » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:34 pm

lexon wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:24 pm
I am looking for a Linux Mint standard laptop company in the USA.
Both my laptops running 18.0 finally failed.
I have a HP running W10.
Eye sight issues.
Cannot deal with dual booting anymore. I tried two years ago. Not easy getting old. Three younger brothers never had the chance.
W10 a pain.
Thanks.
If you want a new laptop, may I suggest what I just purchased recently. An HP Envy 17t running Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. It is dual-booted but that's not necessary. Windows 10 is on the primary drive but I have never booted to it and never even set it up. Here are the specs.

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System:    Host: Linux-Envy Kernel: 4.15.0-70-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Laptop 17-ce0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 85E5 v: 30.25 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.04 date: 04/30/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 45.0 Wh condition: 52.1/52.1 Wh (100%) model: 333-54-35-A LK03052XL status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8265U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: C L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28800 
           Speed: 700 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 700 2: 700 3: 700 4: 700 5: 700 6: 700 7: 700 8: 700 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 430.50 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce MX250/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 430.50 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-70-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5000 bus ID: 00:14.3 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>  n
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 
           v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 32.78 GiB (2.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC501 HFM256GDJTNG-8310A size: 238.47 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM049-2GH172 size: 931.51 GiB 
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:17.0 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 129.19 GiB used: 8.83 GiB (6.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 
           ID-2: /home size: 915.89 GiB used: 23.89 GiB (2.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 7.81 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: 46.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 46 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 257 Uptime: 8m Memory: 15.40 GiB used: 1.50 GiB (9.7%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 
           Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 inxi: 3.0.32
The laptop cost me $800 USD but they're a little more expensive now. If you don't need a 17" screen, they have them in 13" and 15" as well. They run Mint perfectly. The 256GB SSD is very speedy and the 1TB platter drive is perfect for the Home drive.

Just a recommendation.

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Re: Mint laptops SOLVED

Post by Pierre » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:52 pm

lexon wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Found a New Lenovo with 64 bit Cinnamon at Amazon.

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do let us know when you receive that Laptop,
& just how it's going.
- - who was the Amazon Seller ?
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Re: Mint laptops

Post by SomeDudeInAZ » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:36 am

Also check with you local college. They often have a "surplus" store where you can buy all sorts of stuff for super cheap. Here in AZ we have the ASU surplus Store where I've picked up everything from computers & parts to furniture.

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by majpooper » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:46 pm

CaptainKirksChair wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:34 pm
lexon wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:24 pm
I am looking for a Linux Mint standard laptop company in the USA.
Both my laptops running 18.0 finally failed.
I have a HP running W10.
Eye sight issues.
Cannot deal with dual booting anymore. I tried two years ago. Not easy getting old. Three younger brothers never had the chance.
W10 a pain.
Thanks.
If you want a new laptop, may I suggest what I just purchased recently. An HP Envy 17t running Mint 19.2 Cinnamon. It is dual-booted but that's not necessary. Windows 10 is on the primary drive but I have never booted to it and never even set it up. Here are the specs.

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System:    Host: Linux-Envy Kernel: 4.15.0-70-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Laptop 17-ce0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 85E5 v: 30.25 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.04 date: 04/30/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 45.0 Wh condition: 52.1/52.1 Wh (100%) model: 333-54-35-A LK03052XL status: Charging 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-8265U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Kaby Lake rev: C L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 28800 
           Speed: 700 MHz min/max: 400/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 700 2: 700 3: 700 4: 700 5: 700 6: 700 7: 700 8: 700 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: nvidia v: 430.50 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,nouveau,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce MX250/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 430.50 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-70-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Intel driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 5000 bus ID: 00:14.3 
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>  n
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 
           v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 3000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 32.78 GiB (2.8%) 
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC501 HFM256GDJTNG-8310A size: 238.47 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM049-2GH172 size: 931.51 GiB 
RAID:      Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 bus ID: 00:17.0 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 129.19 GiB used: 8.83 GiB (6.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 
           ID-2: /home size: 915.89 GiB used: 23.89 GiB (2.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 7.81 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/nvme0n1p6 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0 C mobo: 46.0 C gpu: nvidia temp: 46 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 257 Uptime: 8m Memory: 15.40 GiB used: 1.50 GiB (9.7%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 
           Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 inxi: 3.0.32
The laptop cost me $800 USD but they're a little more expensive now. If you don't need a 17" screen, they have them in 13" and 15" as well. They run Mint perfectly. The 256GB SSD is very speedy and the 1TB platter drive is perfect for the Home drive.

Just a recommendation.

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by sarge816 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:00 pm

Not sure budget or what you need spec wise, but if you're looking to save some cash I'll recommend you the old Dell Latitude e6410. I've got 3 of them, all with 1st Gen i5 CPUs, SSDs and 4GB DDR3. 2 of them have nVidia graphics and can play World of Warcraft Classic in native resolution at decent settings. Dual booting Windows 10 with LM19.2. Yes, you may not play games but the point is that these are 9 year old laptops that are still very powerful and can be had in excellent condition for almost nothing on Ebay. I got my last one which was near mint with the nvidia graphics for $55, shipped. They also have the awesome non-glare / matte 16:10 displays - freaking HATE 16:9 display on laptops, but that's just me. Hard to go wrong for so little money.

Computer hardware kind of plateaued 10 years ago when it came to running productivity software or normal usage. Nothing currently new does anything any better unless you have some specialized application in mind (like gaming, or processing videos, etc.) I still have a Core2 Duo 2.5GHz Dell Precision M6300 from 2008 that happily runs LM19.2 Xfce that I'm typing this on. Most of the old Dell laptops are very happy running Linux Mint in my experience and things like Wifi that can be problematic with other vendors always seems to work out of the box. The old Precision and Latitudes are also made of METAL, which means they are built like a tank. Guess that is why so many of them are in service to this day.

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by deepakdeshp » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:54 am

You can plan to buy laptop based on AMD Ryzen processors. They are recent additions and cost less tan Intel with equivalent or more performance.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Mint laptops

Post by majpooper » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:48 am

I am not sure how I butchered my last post but what I was trying to impart was that a refurbished Lenovo T430 from Newegg with the similar specs as the $800 HP Envy 17t will cost less than half that. Tons of folks on this forum run LM on refurbished T430 and give positive reviews - I have had mine for several years with no issues.

It may help to understand exactly what these laptops are. Typically they are from big organizations that are doing employee laptop upgrades and these laptops are being replaced. T430 Thinkpads (and maybe all T400 series Thinkpads) are rugged tanks - they are just sturdy. So I guess if you are looking for fashionable looking thin laptop then OK the T430 is probably not for you. Also keep in mind "refurbished" does not = "used." refurbished means they are thoroughly cleaned and any worn, broken parts are replaced with new. When you get a refurbished T430 it looks and feels "new" and come with a 1 year warranty and Newegg always offers an extended warranty for a few more years for an extra cost - I never go that route but if not being new is a concern adding an extended warranty would still bring the price in well below $800.

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