Recommended laptop for FreeBSD 10.2 Xfce workstation?

David Christensen dpchrist at
Sun Mar 27 20:20:58 UTC 2016


I'm looking for a new or used laptop that is known to work correctly 
with FreeBSD 10.2, Xfce, Firefox, Thunderbird, (whatever free) Office, 
etc., plus encryption and virtualization.

Hardware features I'm looking for:

1.  Intel Second-Generation Core processor with Intel graphics (newer 
generation and/or 4 cores preferred; optional Hyper-Threading and/or Xeon).

2.  16+ GB RAM (ECC and/or 32 GB preferred).

3.  2.5" SATA III SSD (two preferred).

4.  DVD-RW optical drive (BD-RW preferred).

5.  Gigabit Ethernet.

6.  802.11 b/g/n WiFi (802.11 ac preferred)

7.  1920x1080 screen (higher resolution and/or multi-touch optional).

8.  USB 3.0 ports (two or more preferred).

9.  Additional USB 2.0 ports (optional).

10. Touch pad.

11. Lighted keyboard (optional).

12. Stereo headphone and mono headphone jack(s).

13. SD card port (optional).

14. Bluetooth (optional).

Any recommendations of what to get?

Any warnings of what to avoid?



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