new laptop suggestions - not the usual stuff
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Sat Jul 24 18:21:17 PDT 2004
On Saturday, 24 July 2004 at 20:27:30 -0400, Michael W. Oliver wrote:
> Ok folks, I know that this comes up from time to time, and I know very
> well the FreeBSD laptop compatibility list (which rocks!), but I think
> this case is different, and here's why.
> I am looking for a new laptop that has the following features:
> 1) pointing stick in keyboard *THIS IS A MUST*
Well, I suppose there's no accounting for taste...
> 2) AMD64 proc
> 3) better-than XGA display ((W)SXGA or (W)UXGA)
I have no idea what this means, but I suppose you mean > 1024x768.
> 4) integrated and supported bluetooth
> 5) integrated and supported 802.11 a/b/g
> 6) integrated and supported 10/100(/1000) wired Ethernet
> 7) CDRW (not necessary, but nice)
> So far, I have been stuck on the HP nc8000, and it meets every
> criteria except #2 (not sure about #4). I _really_ want #2, but
> would settle for the nc8000 with Pentium-M @ 1.7GHz if there is no
> other alternative.
I suspect you'll have difficulty getting both AMD 64 and high
resolution. I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 which also has all these
features except for 2. It has display resolutions of up to 1920x1440.
Bluetooth and wireless. I haven't got the wireless working, but I've
been told that it works with Project Evil, and I suppose the Bluetooth
would too; I have no application for that.
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