best ultra portable for linux
I have $3500AU to spend, and I'm in the market for an ultralight portable notebook that will run ubuntu out of the box without too much messing around, i.e. I'm happy to get the sound working, and nvidia drivers installed, but I have work to do, and I can't be seen messing about with the O/S.
So here is what I'm after.
Small laptop, minimum 12" screen
+4 hours battery life
optical drive a bonus
hdd doesn't matter (I'm a developer and 80gb is overkill for what I need)
prefer dedicated video..
something that is supported so I can hibernate and restore quite quickly (under 30 seconds)
Any ideas? If I can't find something I think I'm going to have to buy a mac, and ditch ubuntu. Since I really need the unix interface.
double your hard drive space... delete windows