Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko
gaijin.k at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 00:48:43 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 22:39 +0800, Zamri Besar wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 10:34 PM, Frank Mayhar <frank at exit.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
> > anyway).
> > * 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
> > breath).
> > 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.
> If cost is not a big problem, then IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad Series (I prefer
> T-series) is the best from my past experiences. And you may check following
As someone who used (and use) 360, 701C, T30, T42p, X60 and T61p, I
wholeheartedly agree with "past experiences"... with "past" being a key
word. While I could not complain about FreeBSD support (none of the
FreeBSD problems I have are ThinkPad-specific), manufacturing quality
has gone down considerably. My not-two-years-old X60 chipped in places
and my wife's 8-months-old T61p is no longer capable of keeping the
screen upright. This is in the stark contrast with T42p I (ab)used for
$work for more than three years, with the only visible outcome being
loss of the caption on the "Enter" key.
Battery on my X60 died few weeks past 1-year warranty ;-(
Just 2c worth of the data points.
Alexandre "Sunny" Kovalenko (Олександр Коваленко)
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