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    Which of these laptops should I get?

    I am looking to get a new laptop to run Ubuntu and Windows 7 on. My budget is £500.

    http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en...8-3975748.html

    http://packardbell.co.uk/showroom/no....009-1799.html

    Or is there a better laptop that I should be aware of?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    I would stay away from HP at all costs. I had one for a year and after getting thrown around by their terrible support, the retailer actually ended up buying it back from me for full price. They were that embarrassed by the handling of the situation.

    Also the computer was a huge pile, it was heavy, didn't work right and just plain garbage. Overpriced garbage.

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    Try looking at the Acer Aspire 6920G, I've had mine for about a year now and LOVE it.

    Everything but the fingerprint reader work under Ubuntu!
    FIC K8-800T AMD64 3200+ 2GB PC3200 GeForce 6800GT Mandriva 2010 KDE+Compiz+Emerald
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    Acer 6920 Core 2 Duo 4GB GeForce 9500GS 10.04 Ubuntu User #17586

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    Lenovo 3000 series.

    everything works, the fingerprint reader needs an extra package to be installed, that's it.

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    I like Asus and acer laptops

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    I would look into an Acer or Asus. I have found them to be wonderful machines, and I haven't had much trouble with customer service in the past.

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    The Inspiron 15n from dell with Ubuntu Preinstalled?
    http://www.dell.com/content/topics/s...=19&l=en&s=dhs

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    I think Dell have stopped selling the Inspiron 15 with Ubuntu in the UK. The Inspiron is great except that it gets covered in fingerprints on the front because of the finish.

    I was originally hoping for a 64-bit laptop with N Wi-Fi and a 6-cell battery but it seems that computer stores concentrate more on HDD and RAM size not features such as processor and Wi-Fi which matter more to me. :S

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    Is it just me or is the amount of RAM omitted in these specs ?
    o.O

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    Re: Which of these laptops should I get?

    Ok, well the Packard Bell has 3GB of RAM.

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