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Ozor Mox
November 6th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Anyone bought a Linux pre-installed computer from here (http://www.linuxemporium.co.uk)? I'm eyeing up the Lenovo IdeaPads as an alternative to the Dell Mini 10v. I'd like to know what you think, especially if you have bought from or dealt with this website before.

ajgreeny
November 6th, 2009, 01:35 PM
I have only had email dealings with the company so far, but from that I think they are an extremely good organisation. I asked a question about a pcmcia card late one Sunday night, expecting to have to wait a few days for a response, but next morning there was my answer, with no extra sales push, just information.

You can, I believe, get the truth from them about all the items they sell, and of course being a linux specialist, they know about the OS, its problems and advantages, which is very refreshing when most of us have been dealing only with other sellers to whom linux seems to be a dirty word.

longtom
November 6th, 2009, 02:00 PM
I see they are selling there desktop with 100W power supplies? Can that be true? I don't thing I have seen anything under 300W lately. Or do I not understand something here...

steeleyuk
November 6th, 2009, 02:08 PM
I bought a wireless card from them about two years ago and had no problems.

As a side note, they sponsored OggCamp (Linux Outlaws and Ubuntu UK podcast) two weeks ago.

Teber
November 6th, 2009, 03:03 PM
I see they are selling there desktop with 100W power supplies? Can that be true? I don't thing I have seen anything under 300W lately. Or do I not understand something here...

last thing i heard (june 2009) is that 400W is the bare minimum for a modern desktop

longtom
November 6th, 2009, 03:07 PM
last thing i heard (june 2009) is that 400W is the bare minimum for a modern desktop

Thought so - it's probably just a printing error.

gn2
November 6th, 2009, 03:08 PM
The ones with 100w PSUs are built in Shuttle cases, these come with 100w PSUs as standard fitment, 100w is plenty for their intended use.

ssam
November 6th, 2009, 04:30 PM
yes i bought a S12 from them in september. i would highly recommend them.

the first S12 they send me was defective. in order to get the replacement to me before i left the country for some travels, they drove it too me. they were very responsive to emails. seems like they will go out of the way to help customers.

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400 W for a desktop. thats quite shocking when a laptop only uses 10-20 W. if you ran a 400W machine for 6 hours a day it will cost you ~ 100 per year in electricity.

ajgreeny
November 6th, 2009, 09:52 PM
400 W for a desktop. thats quite shocking when a laptop only uses 10-20 W. if you ran a 400W machine for 6 hours a day it will cost you ~ 100 per year in electricity.
The fact that the PS is 400W does not mean that it draws 400 W all the time it is running, just that it can do so if you are running lots of disk drives, graphics card, and power hungry applications all at the same time. Modern PS will only use a fraction of their rated wattage most of the time.

edin9
November 6th, 2009, 09:54 PM
49.20 for 1GB of DDR-II RAM?

Warpnow
November 6th, 2009, 10:11 PM
last thing i heard (june 2009) is that 400W is the bare minimum for a modern desktop

Average OEM machines come with 250-350w PSUs. 400w psus are generally high on the average for oem machines. You'll usually only see 400w psus in higher end machines, or ones custom built.

Most people building their own pcs don't know how much they need. They buy a 700w psu when their computer only consumes about 350w.

I've seen -many- oem machines running celerons, semprons, ect, powered by 150w psus. Its not that uncommon.

SuperSonic4
November 6th, 2009, 10:28 PM
It could be a typo for 1kW power though

edit: ooh they're based in Sutton Minworth :D

Teber
November 8th, 2009, 03:43 AM
49.20 for 1GB of DDR-II RAM?

i thought uk prices were about the same as over here. in this case not as it would seem. surely you could that pick that up somewhere else for a far lower price?

Warpnow
November 8th, 2009, 04:12 AM
i thought uk prices were about the same as over here. in this case not as it would seem. surely you could that pick that up somewhere else for a far lower price?

Computer parts are much cheaper in the US. Much.

beercz
November 8th, 2009, 12:38 PM
I bought my Lenovo laptop from them - they were very helpful and let me phone one of them on a Saturday on their mobile.

I would recommend them.