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    Which laptop to buy?

    I would like to get a laptop for daily usage which is light and inexpensive.
    I have done a bit of research and I feel like following laptops are more suitable for me:
    Toshiba Portege z930
    Sony Viao pro 11/13 inch
    Acer Aspire s7
    Could someone advice me on the compatibility of these laptops with ubuntu, and how difficult it is to install the OS on them.
    Any other suggestion is also welcome.

    Thanks

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    Re: Need some advice

    Hi,

    Have you looked here for a start?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1543006

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    Re: Need some advice

    I'm not going to look at them each specifically, but I will tell you something to avoid:

    If the system has either hybrid Intel/ATI or hybrid Intel/NVIDIA graphics, don't buy it.

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    Re: Need some advice

    And how do I know if it is hybrid?
    For example, Toshiba uses Intel HD graphic 4000. I am assuming that is not hybrid. am I right?

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    Re: Need some advice

    I have read couple of pages but not all of it
    Havent seen these models on those pages yet.

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    Re: Need some advice

    There is this page too
    http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/
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    Re: Which laptop to buy?

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    Re: Which laptop to buy?

    Intel HD graphic 4000 is terrific if that is the only graphic output on the machine. The difficulty arises if there are two graphic systems which the computer is supposed to chose between depending on the application and resource needs of the system to run it. This works in Windows and is starting to improve with bumblebee in ubuntu, but as far as I'm aware is not there yet.
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