[olug] Laptop suggestions

Lou Duchez lou at paprikash.com
Mon Oct 23 08:53:37 CDT 2017

I've always had good luck with Toshiba laptops; I don't have any 
specific models in mind, but Toshiba seems like a worthy bet.

I've had my current Toshiba laptop since late 2011, and it's still 
running like a champ.  Part of it is that I treat it like a desktop -- 
for the most part I leave it on my desk -- but in general its 
performance has remained solid.  I added RAM at one point, but that's it.

> 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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