[SATLUG] Need Laptop Recommendations
gwillden at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 09:36:34 CDT 2006
I have one of the Acer Ferrari 64 bit laptops you mentioned.
It is a nice laptop, big and thin. The slot loading DVD drive is nice.
I'm not 100% happy with 64-bit Linux. It just isn't /there/ yet. But
there are a lot of people working on it so it will continue to
All in all it is a good laptop. There is a bit of curve to the
keyboard. Look closely at the pictures and you will see that they are
laid out in a slight U-shape. It takes a little getting used to but
it's not too bad.
It's a good laptop if you like having all the major ports along the
side of the laptop. I'm not one of those people. The usb ports are
close to the front on the right side. This puts a usb mouse too close
to the front of the laptop. But there is also a usb port on the left
side for southpaws. Also I prefer to have power, network and external
monitor connections on the rear of the laptop so they are 'hidden'.
There is a DVI connector on the rear though if you use that.
This laptop was purchased for a specific project and I am about to get
a new laptop for my everyday use. Since we use Dell for all laptops
and desktops I'm looking at the lattitude D820 and D620. I like the
smaller size of the D620 but I may go with the D820 for the WUXGA
Hope that helps.
On 6/23/06, Mary Yatti <yatinhat at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm in the market for a new business laptop.. But, I'm not happy with what
> I see out there right now. I like the Ferrari 64 bit notebook that's
> dropped over 4-$500 dollars in past few months though. But, I'm hearing
> that 64 bit applications to run on them are not readily available.
> I'm looking for a light, durable, fast laptop. I'm kind of leaning towards
> Dell Latitude. I boot between XP and Fedora.
> I really don't want to install windows, but have to for a few applications
> (Quicken, TurboTax). Also, I don't know if Vista is out yet and even
> Another alternative would be to buy a Mac..but i am at beginner level.
> My timeline is between now and the middle of August.
> Suggestions appreciated.
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