Laptop recommendation

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sat Feb 18 21:17:46 UTC 2017

El día Saturday, February 18, 2017 a las 01:10:17PM -0800, David Christensen escribió:

> On 02/18/17 06:08, Peter Harrison via freebsd-questions wrote:
> > I'm looking for a laptop recommendation. I'm current running 10.3-RELEASE
> > on a Thinkpad x200s which is fine but I'm looking for something lighter
> > with a better screen and longer battery life, in other words something a
> > bit more modern. Doesn't have to be brand new (ebay is my friend).

I do run CURRENT on:

Acer C720
Dell E6330

> > Can anyone recommend something? I've been quite loyal to Thinkpads over the
> > years, but happy to move on if there's a better option. Working wireless is
> > a must, suspend/resume would be nice but isn't a dealbreaker.
> The challenge is determining a priori if a computer (including a laptop) 
> contains components/ chips that are supported under your FOSS of choice 
> -- processor, graphics, sound, networking (wired and wireless), etc.. 
> This means identifying the components/ chips contained in the computer 
> and then trying to figure out if your FOSS of choice supports those 
> components/ chips.  Both are difficult questions to answer.  There are a 
> few web sites that try to gather this information:

Best way is prepare an USB stick with a bootable system with CURRENT and go to the
dealer/store and check what the dmesg says about the hardware, most
important are: disk, Wifi-NIC and graphics;



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