[clug] Selling a PC and getting a laptop

Michael Cohen michael.cohen at netspeed.com.au
Sun Mar 12 06:40:36 GMT 2006

  I have an inspiron 1150 - a really old bottom of the rangle laptop. I am happy 
with it so far everything seems to work - acpi s3 is really important to me. Also 
over 5hr battery is good (opt for the larger battery - its worth it). I dont really 
like the wide screen format because it means the screen is shorter and wider than 
normal - which means you can fit less lines of codes on the screen at once. Since i 
cant think of anything worse than watching a dvd on a laptop it seems to make very 
little sense to me to get a wide screen format. 

  The only trouble with it seems to be a broken keyboard just recently - hopefully 
dell will replace it quickly. (fingers crossed). Could be an opportunity to test 
their service dept too :-).

  My other dell laptop is much more expensive model(m70) - but I dont like it as 
much since it has a wide screen format, no working S3 suspend and short battery 
life. In my opinion a cheap laptop that works well is much better than an expensive 
laptop with complicated hardware which doesnt work fully. For example the M70 has an 
nvidia chipset, but the binary driver does not do suspend, and the open source 
driver is very too slow. The inspiron has an intel chipset which is very good for 2d 
presentations and the like.


On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 05:10:07PM +1100, Pascal Klein wrote:
> Hi list,
> I'm wanting to get myself a laptop, a desktop replacement actually.
> I've been looking around for a while now and I've seen many models from
> a heap of different places. Sadly the laptop I was mostly interested in
> which features no windows tax costs me 200 USD to get in from the
> States, so I'm probably going to go for a Dell Inspiron model.  I like
> their Inspiron models because of the larger screens, such as the 17"
> widescreens (after all I would like to get a desktop replacement).
> I was wondering about two things here, whether anyone has had much
> experience with Ubuntu on any Dell Inspirons (namely 6000, 630m, 6400,
> and  the 9400 models), and whether someone would be willing to buy my
> PC off me.
> I bought it last year at the computer fair here in Canberra at EPIC.
> Main features - AMD 2200 Sempron, 80 GB HD, 16x DVD burner. I'd be
> happy to install Ubuntu on it, such as preparing it for a mum, dad or
> grandma to use. ;)
> Cheers,
> Pascal
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