[olug] Laptop suggestions

Justin Reiners justin at hotlinesinc.com
Mon Oct 23 08:57:25 CDT 2017

I have also purchased many Toshibas for family members who needed laptops.

Best buy open box area is very nice for deals, since you are just going to
wipe it anyways.

On Oct 23, 2017 8:53 AM, "Lou Duchez" <lou at paprikash.com> wrote:

> 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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