I'm not going to put this out perfectly-but I'm curious about several somewhat complex laptop issues. I also think this might be useful to the community here because the question of what laptop to use with linux keeps coming up on the forums.
From being here and reading many laptop threads it appears that the consensus is that intel equipped laptops are the most trouble free and easily configured. By intel equipped I mean intel cpu, gpu, & wireless card. There are of course reports of problems with intel based laptops but generally they are easier to get fully functioning*. Fully functioning here means all of the features the laptop supports work.
To attempt to learn more I'm creating a poll. Basically linux, not necessarily Ubuntu & variants, has worked for you on a laptop and also honestly all the features of the laptop work or they don't. I know that there is a laptop testing page for Ubuntu but there is not enough specific info at that wiki IMO.
Once people, hopefully, vote on the poll I think it would be very useful if they also post comments with specific hardware that was a problem or worked well. Commenting about biases is fine too.
I have an older Apple Powerbook that I'm using right now-it just works. I also have a lot of open source on it and even ran linux on it through Apple's X11. My expectation was to get linux working on a laptop as well as my Powerbook works-trying to do just that with a HP Pavilion dv6707us it never happened.