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Date:      Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:29:57 -0600
From:      eculp@casasponti.net
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD-friendly laptop suggestions, but wait there's more...
Message-ID:  <20090108122957.17qwm4xcuvpc04sgw@intranet.casasponti.net>
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Quoting Gautham Ganapathy <gautham@lisphacker.org>:

> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 6:34 PM, Modulok <modulok@gmail.com> wrote:
>> List,
>>
>> Does anyone know of a laptop, preferably an older model so it's
>> inexpensive, (It doesn't have to be very fast.), that is:
>>
As I mentioned in another thread, I just bought a Lenovo S10 with Atom  
processor 512k cache and 1G memory, 10+ screen, feels very solid, best  
scratch pad I've ever used and cost 399 dls.

I haven't put unix on it.  I'm probably going to buy another.  I gave  
this one to my wife for her iTunes and iPhone (cheaper than MAC :( )  
and while setting it up I was very pleasantly surprised at how solid  
it was and with great performance under XP that comes with it.

ed

>> 1) FreeBSD friendly.
>> 2) Isn't a portable skillet?
>> 3) Is physically sturdy. Not bulletproof, but not creaking, sagging plastic.
>>
>
> My dell inspiron 9400 works quite well, except for
> 1. Card reader
> 2. Suspend/resume
>
> It does get a bit warm, but not more than when I am running windows.
> Battery time was also pretty much the same
>
> It's no longer in production, but i believe the replacements are the
> inspiron 1720 and the xps 1730
>
> I am not sure if the newer 4965 802.11n wifi chipset that are
> currently available would be supported, but you could opt for the 3945
> --
> Gautham Ganapathy
> http://lisphacker.org
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