I just bought a bottom end laptop (£320) Toshiba C850-172
, for a host of many reasons. Partly because I wanted to stream music and radio from the house to my garden and garage and "ave it large" using a Jawbone Jambox
Was originally looking at the Lenovo E335
because it was small, light and had a 8 hour battery life. But the price went from £400 to £460 in the last week, so figured sod it, got the larger, heavier, more power hungry Tosh. Put £60 of the £140 saving towards a 64GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD to replace the Tosh's 5,400rpm HD. Thought about spending £30 on getting the RAM from 4GB to 8GB, but given I was trying to maximise battery life and can't see using 4GB for what is essentially a portable RDP device to my desktop, didn't bother.
Looked at tablets and small 13-14" laptops. Really liked the look of the Asus TF700T!!! But including docking station, about £600. So I figured I'd sacrifice a bit of portability for a bit more "jack of all".
Again with the OT waffle.
In short, I will _hopefully_ be installing Ubuntu 12.10 onto this laptop if i arrives this week.
The desktop will remain 12.04.1 as will the Mythbuntu DVR, hopefully it all plays nice.
mmm, as a side note. I see Canonical dropped the "Alternate" ISO from the 12.10 lineup. I always install from the Alternate image, so will have to hope the Desktop works on all PC's thrown at it....