Re: Options for lightweight laptops
From: Douglas Cole (n7bfs_at_qwest.net)
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 11:16:07 -0700
On Thu, 09 Oct 2003 10:27:41 -0700, Matthew Harelick wrote:
> The Centrino allows a laptop to be very light. I would like to buy
> a lightweight laptop but I do not want to invest in technology that is not
> mostly linux compatible.
> What are other good options that are :
> 1. Linux compatible.
> 2. Lightweight.
> 3. Full featured.
> 4. Commonly available.
> 5. From a good vendor.
> Thank You
Do what I did, and go to the IBM ebay store and buy one of the "T" series
of laptops, they are light (well IMHO) and I was able to get all items
(even the "winmodem") working except playing DVD movies and I know
I can get it working, I just have not spent the time to finish with that,
They are a solid laptop and have all the features one would want (mine has
serial port, usb, wireless ethernet, wired ethernet, infrared, keyboard
light, Ultrabay that allows second hard drive or other drive, pcmcia
slots, sound etc).
Unless of course you want some whiz-bang stuff I would stick with the
Thinkpad series, IBM even acknowledges Linux on their website, but it
really wasn't too hard getting mine playing with SuSE 8.2pro...
So goto ebay and look for the IBM store, they have two, one is for
refurbished units and one is for new ones...
Registered Linux user #188922