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    Default Laptop Recommendations

    Looking for any recommendations for a Laptop. Must run Linux:

    i7 core pref
    8+ GB RAM
    1TB+ HDD
    Intel GPU would be fine (not hybrid though)
    Doesn't need any OS pre-installed
    If EFI: Known to be friendly/OK
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    Default Re: Laptop Recommendations

    On Sun, 09 Feb 2014 05:46:02 +0000, caf4926 wrote:

    > Looking for any recommendations for a Laptop. Must run Linux:
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    > i7 core pref 8+ GB RAM 1TB+ HDD Intel GPU would be fine (not hybrid
    > though)
    > Doesn't need any OS pre-installed If EFI: Known to be friendly/OK


    I've been really happy with my Dell N7110. It's now a couple years old,
    but an i7 and 8 GB of memory. The only issue I've had is that the
    touchpad configuration doesn't disable when I'm typing on the keyboard,
    but I've worked around that by getting a bluetooth mouse and disabling
    the touchpad when I'm not "docked" (I don't exactly "dock," but I have an
    external keyboard/wacom tablet that's shared using synergy+).

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    Default Re: Laptop Recommendations

    On Sun 09 Feb 2014 05:46:02 AM CST, caf4926 wrote:


    Looking for any recommendations for a Laptop. Must run Linux:

    i7 core pref
    8+ GB RAM
    1TB+ HDD
    Intel GPU would be fine (not hybrid though)
    Doesn't need any OS pre-installed
    If EFI: Known to be friendly/OK


    Hi
    Lenovo Thinkpad W530, they were the ones we used during the various
    workshops at SUSEcon. They were i7 core, 32GB of RAM, 1 TB SSD's running
    SLED 11 SP3.....

    Else look around at a HP (would be my preference as have three now and
    no issues with linux). A DELL would be my second choice, third would be
    a MAC pro.

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    I have a W530, it's pretty good.

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    Default Re: Laptop Recommendations

    Thanks for these tips guys
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    Default Re: Laptop Recommendations

    I've been very happy with my Toshiba Satellite Ultrabook Z930. Its a Core-i7 with a 256GB SSD drive. It is so light (at 1.1 kg) that I carry it to work every day (and I walk to work). If I go to a party, I put it in a neoprene sleeve and have it in my backpack (so I can connect to the office servers download spacecraft telemetry in a hurry, if one of our spacecraft have a problem).

    Unfortunately, I do not believe Toshiba make this model available any more.

    But if you can afford an Ultrabook, and find a model that you like wrt screen and interfaces, and if you carry your laptop a lot, then I recommend such. The lighter weight does make a difference, especially if one walks a lot with the laptop (ultrabook in my case) in a computer bag.

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