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    Dell Vostro

    I'm looking into getting a Dell Vostro 1400. It must be Ubuntu capable, so I'm looking for the hardware options that will give me the least amount of problems. Which Wi-fi, GPU and sound options are the best choices for Ubuntu 8.04? I'm thinking the Intel Wi-Fi card, the NVidia GPU and the integrated sound card.


    Wi-Fi Card
    Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-card [add $79 or $3/month1]
    IntelJ PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Wi-Fi Mini Card [add $29 or $1/month1]
    Dell Wireless 1490 802.11a/g Wi-Fi Mini Card add $0
    Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N Mini-card [add $50 or $2/month1]
    Dell Wireless 1395 802.11g Mini Card [Included in Price]


    GPU
    Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 [Included in Price]
    128MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS


    Sound
    Integrated High Definition Audio [Included in Price]
    Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™HD Software Edition [add $20 or $1/month1]

  2. #2
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    Mar 2007
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    MN, USA
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Dell Vostro

    Just saw this post. Did you decide on a config/get one yet? I'm also a 1400 owner, just curious as to how things are running for you and which options you went with
    Ubuntu? Ibuntu.
    Dell Latitude E6510
    Intel Core2Quad 2.5Ghz, 4GB RAM, 8800 GT, Gigabyte MOBO

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    Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy

    Re: Dell Vostro

    Hey guys, I'm a Vostro 1400 owner and I've been running hardy on my laptop with no problems. Here are my specs:

    Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 2.1GHz, 800Mhz, 3M L2 Cache
    14.1 inch Wide Screen XGA+ TL LCD
    1GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 DIMM (Bumped this up after I got it to 4GB of OCZ Ram)
    128MB nVidia GeForce 8400M GS Graphics Card
    80G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive (I bought a 200 GB 7200 from newegg and replaced this drive)
    Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem
    8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+R write capability
    Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy HD Software Edition
    Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-card
    Integrated 2.0 mega pixel webcam 1400

    I get full resolution, compiz fusion, webcam works, wifi worked since install, I haven't had to do any hardware tweaks at all to get everything working, it just does. Hope this helps.

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