[olug] Laptop suggestions
mgoeres at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 09:34:30 CDT 2017
I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T460 from the Lenovo outlet and have had really
good luck with it. The the thinkpads are very easy to upgrade. This one for
example, I paid $700 for it new, it had the higher res display, a 256G SSD
16G of ram, and a core i7. I have since upgraded from 16G to 32G of ram and
a 1TB SSD. Running Linux Mint with several virtualbox VMs for random tasks.
Very happy with it.
If you have any IBM thinkpad experience, they will seem sort of cheap, but
as long as your expectations are set and you understand the Lenovo
thinkpads aren't the indestructible tanks that the old IBM ones were then I
think you will be fine with it.
On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Justin Reiners <justin at hotlinesinc.com>
> 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
> > like a champ. Part of it is that I treat it like a desktop -- for the
> > 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
> >> 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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