PDA

View Full Version : Help me find a new laptop for Ubuntu



ELD
June 4th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Okay guys and girls I am giving up with my current laptop and giving it to the MRS!

I am looking to buy in £ (so preferably a british based website).

Specs i need at least
At least dual core processor (no celerons! i3 or i5 preferably)
4GB RAM
Dedicated graphics chip (nvidia preferably)
15" screen at least
500GB hard drive at least
WIFI - No broadcom, i want a properly working wifi

Any ideas? Not looking to spend more than £600.

carl4926
June 4th, 2012, 01:56 PM
Someone else was asking similar
I'll point you the same dir

pcspecialist.co.uk

ELD
June 4th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Yeah have been looking there, speccing up one at the moment, it's not bad as their wireless cards are intel cards so its a step in the right direction at least.

cmcanulty
June 4th, 2012, 03:30 PM
Get HP G72t works great Ubuntu 17" screen, 500GB HD, 4GB ram, card reader etc less than $600 delivered, and can get HP coupons online

drawkcab
June 4th, 2012, 04:35 PM
Lenovo Thinkpad. They run decent sales periodically and then you can usually add a coupon code on top of the sale.

inashdeen
June 4th, 2012, 05:39 PM
Mac Book Pro #LOL

samalex
June 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM
Check out System76. They have some nice systems, and they completely support Linux.

philinux
June 4th, 2012, 07:43 PM
Okay guys and girls I am giving up with my current laptop and giving it to the MRS!

I am looking to buy in £ (so preferably a british based website).

Specs i need at least
At least dual core processor (no celerons! i3 or i5 preferably)
4GB RAM
Dedicated graphics chip (nvidia preferably)
15" screen at least
500GB hard drive at least
WIFI - No broadcom, i want a properly working wifi

Any ideas? Not looking to spend more than £600.

Have a look on aria.co.uk they usually have some great open box deals. I got an acer 1410 for just over £200 that's half price. It was a currys ex display when it turned up. One slight scratch on bezel. Otherwise Mint.

trivialpackets
June 4th, 2012, 07:46 PM
I've been looking at the G6 series from HP, heard good things and they are very affordable. With that said, I'm leaning towards spending a little more and getting a nice Lenovo.

ELD
June 5th, 2012, 09:23 AM
I check Aria always as my first place since i frequent their forums but they couldn't give what i wanted in the end i did a customer build from pc specialist to this;

Optimus Series: 15.6" Glossy Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
Intel® Core™i5 Dual Core Mobile Processor i5-2450M (2.50GHz) 3MB
8GB SAMSUNG 1333MHz SODIMM DDR3 MEMORY (2 x 4GB)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M - 1.0GB DDR5 Video RAM - DirectX® 11
500GB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS INTEL® N130 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH

Not bad eh!

AllRadioisDead
June 5th, 2012, 09:49 AM
Lenovo Thinkpad. They run decent sales periodically and then you can usually add a coupon code on top of the sale.

This.

Message sent from my Lenovo Thinkpad T420.

na5h
June 7th, 2012, 06:41 AM
Check out System76. They have some nice systems, and they completely support Linux.

This!

Duncan J Murray
June 7th, 2012, 01:05 PM
This.

Message sent from my Lenovo Thinkpad T420.

This.

Sent from my 8 1/2 year old Thinkpad T40. It cost me £1500 back then (for the bottom of the range model!), but that works out to be £176 per year. I knew people who bought laptops for £700 which lasted a year. Not only more expensive in the long-run, but less pleasant to use.

D