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Re: Laptop suggestions?

Matt Olander wrote:
On Jul 25, 2008, at 3:23 PM, Jeremy Messenger wrote:

On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 09:34:32 -0500, Frank Mayhar <frank_(_at_)_exit_(_dot_)_com> wrote:

My old Dell Inspiron 5160 has developed problems that I can't fix, sigh,
so it's time to replace it.  I'm hoping for some good suggestions from
this list (cc'd to hackers for the exposure, I know everyone doesn't
read -mobile).

My criteria:
     * 3D acceleration.
     * MiniPCI wireless (don't care which card, I'll replace it
     * At least 15" screen.
     * Decent power consumption.
     * Plays well with FreeBSD 7-stable.

Nice to have:
     * Dual core.
     * >4GB memory.
     * Working suspend/hibernate mode (and no, I'm not holding my

So, suggestions?  BTW, if I get a decent response I'll summarize it for
the list, along with the one I chose and my experience after
ordering/installing it.

Maybe you can wait for this:


Hi everyone! I actually had our prototype of this laptop up at the OSCON show in Portland and it was pretty well received. Everything works for the most part although we're still tweaking some things for ACPI.

I'll have one at the FreeBSD booth at LinuxWorld in San Francisco next week, August 5-7. We'll announce as soon as this thing is 100% and we're comfortable bringing the product line up as an item that we're comfortable supporting long term. Most likely, available to the general public in September.



I have always thought that Fn key in left most bottom corner of the keyboard is, especially for programmers, a very bad idea. :-(

Otherwise it looks very promising although DVI or HDMI video output would be very welcome these days as would be built-in Bluetooth.
(Btw thanks for RS232!:))



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