[clug] Nvidia based Laptops in the $1200-$2000 range

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Sat May 30 04:57:29 GMT 2009

>> Is there any manufacturer that I have missed in this range?
> No, but you have a Lenovo SL series machine in that list, which you
> *don't* really want: while they carry the ThinkPad name they are not a
> real thinkpad inside. :/

Aye, no ThinkLight, no HDD shock sensor, poor ACPI support under linux
(so far) for thermal/fan etc. Problem is the new T400 and T500 series
are ATI based. :(

>> Samsung == haven't looked (yet), MSI seem to be expensive for what you
>> get.
> I would class Dell and ASUS in that category as well, from experience,

Interesting, most of the feedback I have had re ASUS so far is
positive. Dell not so much. From having a fiddle with a few of them
today I would certainly put the quality of the newer ASUS machines
right up there with the Lenovo's and Sonys. HP seems to have gone
downhill a bit although there are some very good deals to be had (here
in Canberra) on DV5s and DV3's right now from Harvey Norman in


More information about the linux mailing list