[Gllug] London laptop recommendations

Mike Brodbelt mike at coruscant.demon.co.uk
Mon Jun 4 19:08:26 UTC 2007

Nik Clayton wrote:
> Hi all
> [ not subscribed, I'd appreciate a cc: on replies ]
> Can anyone recommend a laptop for running Kubuntu that'll be easy to 
> obtain in London, *or*, a store in London that'll be happy if I turn up 
> with a Kubuntu live CD and try and use it on their display models?
> I'm after a laptop with:
> * A display resolution of at least 1024x768
> * Battery life > 3 hours
> * Working suspend to RAM
> * Suspend to disk would be nice
> * Processor speed of 1.7GHz or greater
> * Not much heavier than 2.5Kg (5.7lbs)
> * Bonus points if it supports a docking station, so I'm not
>    repeatedly plugging/unplugging power cables every morning
> * Trackpad (I don't get on with nipple mice)

Thinkpad X60/X61 should cover all those except the trackpad, I think. My 
  X40 certainly does, and I'm pretty sure the X60/X61 has support that's 
as good. They also have Intel graphics and Intel wireless if you get the 
right model, so no messing around with binary only drivers.

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