[ILUG] Laptop Recommendation?
darraghsherwin at eircom.net
Mon Apr 19 18:12:52 IST 2004
My company bought me a new Dell Laptop about 6 weeks ago.
When I took the laptop out of it's box and powered it up for the first
time, it kept on failing.
After 6 hours of fiddling, a lose DIMM was the cause.
Then 3 weeks later, my hard disk packed up, Dell had to send out a new
hard disk which took over 12 days to arrive.
The Dell laptop keyboard feels pretty plastic, and even the lettering on
the keys looks like a kiddes rub-on tattoo.
If I had to go for an x86 based laptop, I'd probably go for a Compaq.
(How about a PowerBook with Bochs http://bochs.sourceforge.net/ ? )
Just my 2 cents.
> Would anyone recommend one of the these over the other?
> Dell Inspiron 9100 (special offer)
> Sony VAIO PCG-K115S
> It will be a dual boot Redhat 9 / windows2000, used for development work.
> Seen a few posts about the ATI Mobility Radeon with Linux, but mostly very
> high res. issues. Anyone know of any issues? Alternatives?
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