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supergrover1981
April 27th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Hi folks,

I need a new laptop and I'm struggling to find anything that fits the bill. Really struggling. Ideally 15", core i5 (i3 or i7 at a push), at least 4GB RAM. Apart from that, primary concern is battery life & Ubuntu compatibility. Anyone found anything in the new core i3/i5/i7 range that they really like?

Literally spent a full day googling & couldn't find anything that jumped out at me. Current leader is a Macbook Pro which seems pretty decadent considering I won't be running OSX. Ideally $750-$1350 budget.

Any suggestions much appreciated

partsdale
April 27th, 2010, 04:19 PM
http://www.system76.com/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=100

Sounds like this would fit the bill.
I am very happy with my netbook from this company.

demetrius2009
April 27th, 2010, 04:46 PM
IMHO these models of laptops is quite new and some of the hardware could not supported by the latest Ubuntu...

I have bought Asus K52Jr Intel i5 laptop, and my problems are:
1. Upside-down web camera view
2. When I plug in headphones external speakers still playing sound
3. Battery life is quite shorter than in Win 7(~3,5 hours) In ubuntu (~2 hours)
4. Suspend hangs up the laptop...

These are the most annoying
Everything else is perfect... :guitar: