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Robert109



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:16 am    Post subject: laptop?? Reply with quote

looking at my pc Im wasting money on it needs to much, so I thought about a laptop but the problem is I have no idea what I should go for I have 400 to spend and I want linux to be my only os...so wat would you reccomend?
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JanPihlgren



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a Lenovo W701 last spring. This is a 17" laptop with 320 GB hd and 2GB RAM with possibility to expand to 16GB. I expand it to 8GB.
I also get an additional 500GB hd. I also get a dock.

I run Mandriva Linux 2010.2. I kept th Win7 on a 70GB partition, just because I need it for my membership in SeniorNet.

I also have installed VMware 7.1 and use it to test a lot of other OS, mainly different Linux OS.
For me it has been a good replacement for a PC/server.

The laptop is a litle bit heavy but it is possible to carry.
Here is a link to W701:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-75232
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could get an Acer and wipe Windows but first copy the Acer documentation onto a CD or Flash drive.
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Robert109



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers ill have a look into them
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Robert109



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a look at the lenvo but its way out my price range of 400 lol
any acer model you would recomend also wat about on dreaded pc world refurbished or laptop direct?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I remember reading about (and visiting the sited for) somebody selling laptops which don't have their original packaging intact - might have been Acer.
A google search might throw something up - but I always seem to get the parameters wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi dandnsmith...

I think that was me when I got my S/H Acer Apsire One netbook...

> I think I remember reading about (and visiting the sited for) somebody
> selling laptops which don't have their original packaging intact - might
> have been Acer.

Here:-

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/

They "specialise" in refurbished units...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dandnsmith wrote:
I think I remember reading about (and visiting the sited for) somebody selling laptops which don't have their original packaging intact - might have been Acer.
A google search might throw something up - but I always seem to get the parameters wrong.

Try this site for acer laptops and netbooks. Never used it, but it looks good to me and the prices are really good.
http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/box_opened_laptops/prod.asp
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - that was the one.
Thanks for locating it - I thought it looked good at the time, but had already bought my netbook when I saw it.
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