[olug] Laptop suggestions

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Mon Oct 23 08:48:10 CDT 2017

I'm rocking the Asus s510u. It's got SSD + 1tb spinner & I7. Running Fedora
25 and 26 without issues and no custom driver's.

Don't forget about Asus, my last 4 laptops were great. Picked mine at NFM
for about $600.

On Oct 23, 2017 8:29 AM, "webtrekker" <webtrekker at cox.net> wrote:

Hey Dan,

I just received the Del 13 XPS Developers Edition w/Ubuntu pre-loaded.
Mixed results so far.  Hardware wise it seems pretty solid, the trackpad is
rather touchy and I'm still getting used to the fact that this one has a
touch screen.

I'm least impressed with the Ubuntu install, but I'm a openSUSE fan, which
could be part of the problem ... :-)   For my daily use where I need a GUI,
I'm either in Windows 10, or my MacBook ... both seem easier to use than

I'd be glad to connect with you if you want take a look at the hardware, if
that would help in your decision. Just let me know ...


Patrick Swartz

On 10/23/2017 8:01 AM, Dan Linder wrote:

> I'm starting to look at a new personal laptop to replace my aging MacBook
> Pro (15" Mid-2010).
> As evidenced by the age of this system, I like to keep my equipment for a
> long time and I will pay a bit more for an expandable and reasonably
> powerful system that I can upgrade over.  My hard top end for the budget is
> $1800.
> I've heard good things about the Dell 13 XPS, but for a bit of savings (and
> throwing some support behind the Linux builders) I've also investigated the
> System 76 "Galaga Pro".
> Are there any other vendors/brands/models I've overlooked that I should
> investigate?
> Dan

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