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    New Laptop Recommendation

    Hey everyone. The casing on the screen of my MSI GX630 developed a massive crack recently, and since the machine is 4 years old I've decided to replace it. I have been doing some shopping around, but if anyone has any suggestions that would be excellent.

    Honestly, the 13" macbook is almost exactly what I'm looking for if it wasn't ~400$ overpriced. I 'm looking for:
    * 13-14" screen
    * Chiclet keys, large touchpad
    * wifi
    * optical drive
    * webcam/microphone
    * solid processing power ( I just need this to stay usable for the next 4 years)
    * 6(ish) GB RAM

    The smaller and lighter, the better. I'm sick of my bulky 15.4"
    I don't need something with:
    * extensive media focus (flash video is about as GPU-intensive as I get)
    * numberpad
    * operating system

    Any suggestions are welcomed!

    Also, has anyone used the System 76 Lemur Ultra? all of the reviews seem to be a bit old.

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    Re: New Laptop Recommendation

    bump it up.

    Also, do dell laptops still run ubuntu fairly well?

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    Re: New Laptop Recommendation

    I have just got a Dell Inspiron n5010 and that seems to be running perfectly well out of the box (wireless included) using 10.04.3 - and thats despite my own considerable incompetence

    Not sure what the rest of the range is like but this Inspiron works well.

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    Re: New Laptop Recommendation

    one more bump. Does anyone know how the Acer Aspire TimelineX series plays with linux?

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    Re: New Laptop Recommendation

    Look at Dell Vostro 3000 series laptops
    http://www.dell.com/us/soho/p/vostro...&s=soho&~ck=mn

    Or sony vaio's

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    Re: New Laptop Recommendation

    thanks for the advice, but the dell models look pretty outdated and i couldn't find any deals on the Sonys (although they seem awesome). I think I will be taking this little guy home. Its a little bigger than I wanted, but it does have an optical drive and dedicated video

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0AS4830TG-6450

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