[sclug] Recommendation for a laptop

Daniel Craigie danielcraigie at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 22:22:54 UTC 2014

Hi Oliver,

I have been in a similar position for a couple of weeks but my purchase is not urgent quite yet :-)

I know this may not go down well with everyone here but I?m actually quite taken by an Inspiron 7000 series: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd?oc=cn75317&model_id=inspiron-15-7537 <http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd?oc=cn75317&model_id=inspiron-15-7537>

No luck so far matching spec for the price elsewhere, unless someone can point me in the right direction?

Hope this helps,


> On 3 Dec 2014, at 21:06, Nigel Pond <nigel at nigelpond.com> wrote:
> Hi Olivier,
> I've recently brought a Novatech NSPIRE 17' that comes with the latest
> 4th gen Intel i7 and 16GB RAM etc. 
> It works great apart from the trackpad - I think this could be a common
> issue for the latest hardware.  I'd suggest trying out some systems with
> a Live OS USB key to make sure everything works :)
> Good luck,
> Kind Regards, Nigel.
> On Wed, 2014-12-03 at 20:59 +0000, Olivier Lauret wrote:
>> Hello Gents/Ladies,
>> I am looking at buying a new laptop that would work well under Linux (I'm
>> more familiar with the lastest Ubuntu)? What I would like to have is an i7,
>> 15' screen, weighting no more than 2.5kg if possible. I'm not a gamer, so
>> no big graphic card needed. It will be used primarily for coding and VMs
>> (12 to 16 GB of RAM). A large trackpad would be a plus.
>> Would anyone have a recommendation?
>> Regards,
>> Olivier

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