Laptop recommendations for 6.x
hk at alogis.com
Sat Feb 24 12:33:33 UTC 2007
On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 10:09:53AM +0000, Nik Clayton wrote:
> What's currently recommended as a FreeBSD laptop platform?
Hi, I am using a HP compaq nx8220 without too many problems.
so far I encountered the following problems:
- build-in cardreader is not recognized.
- writing dual-layer DVDs will hang at writing the split-info to
disk (with growisofs), but can then be restarted without
bge0 and iwi0 work without problems, screen resolution is very good,
sound and dvd playback no problem...
> I'm using an IBM/Lenovo T42 at the moment, but that's shortly going back,
> Things I like:
> * Suspend to RAM works
haven't checked that one. never use it anyway.
> * Nice enough keyboard
> * Workable screen resolution (1024x768, big enough for four xterms)
yes! it is a 16/9 display and 3x3 = 9 xterms fit very nicely - or
editing very large textfiles (two) side by side with 138x75 characters each
(that is 138 chars wide!).
> * Reasonably light
does not weight that much (I carry other more heavy stuff with me, so I
just might not notice the laptops additional weight ;-)
> * Has a dock -- makes things much easier
don't have one myself, but no problem with docks available at customers.
> * 1.7GHz CPU is fast enough for my needs (web, e-mail, software
shhould be available with dual core now. mine has about 2GHz which is
plenty (for FreeBSD). Windows XP takes ages to start.
> * Trackpad
> Things I don't like:
> * Battery life isn't great
enough for 1 DVD to watch (around 2 hours), but one can fit a second
battery if needed.
> * Suspend to disk doesn't work
at least works with windows xp - as stated, i haven't checked with FreeBSD yet.
> * No WiFi
has iwi-interface. works fine for me.
> Can anyone recommend a laptop with all those features that works with
I feel tempted to buy an apple powerbook pro next time ;-) but ymmv.
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