gamato at users.sf.net
Tue Oct 21 22:25:11 UTC 2008
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.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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