Buying a New Laptop

I’m planning to purchase a notebook in the very near future. It should:

  • work flawlessly with Ubuntu
  • be mobile and quiet (not to heavy and big)
  • work with many applications at one time in GNOME / KDE with reasonable performance, i.e. mostly Web, email, Open Office, programming, DVD, music, (no gaming)
  • cost around 1500 CHF

I’ve browsed thru a couple of Linux laptop pages:

There’s tonnes of information out here… and I need help on the specs. Esp. with graphic cards and processors.
I guess, one way is to take my live CD and test my way thru…

What is your experience? Appreciate any help you can provide

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1 comment

  1. Vielleicht einen Apple. Mit dem Budget gibts jedenfalls schon richtig gute. Wie es mit der Ubuntu-Kompatibilität steht, weis ich nicht, aber MacOS ist im Prinzip auch ein Linux Derivat. Ein Bekannter hat mir letztens sein ibook vorgeführt und ich war schwer begeistert. Und man kann auch einen Xserver laufen lassen und so normale Linux-Programme benutzen.

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