[clug] Ubuntu compatible laptop

Carlo Hamalainen carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 23:07:12 MDT 2010

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Warren Gardner
<warrenjgardner at gmail.com> wrote:
> If anyone has some information on this computer, or something else that will
> meet my needs (and not die in 1yr and 1day) I would love to hear about it.

I got a Lenovo (IBM) Thinkpad R500 with 1680x1050 screen, 4Gb ram,
etc, for $900 a few weeks ago. Lenovo do sales every month or so and
do some good deals (new price was $1600). I took the hard drive with
Ubuntu 10.04 out of my EEE PC, put it into the Thinkpad, and it booted
and everything worked. I was surprised. The R500 is a rather chunky
and heavy laptop but the screen is good, it is VERY quiet (beware that
other Thinkpads have extremely annoying fans), runs very cool, and
Ubuntu is happy.

Carlo Hamalainen

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