[sclug] Recommendation for a laptop

Olivier Lauret olivier.lauret at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 23 19:54:44 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I finally bought my laptop with PCSpecialist.co.uk. Very impressed by the
configuration and the service. All what I went for worked out of the box.
Only issue is that the screen isn't the best for the black colors. I had
some leakage. They "repaired" it very quickly, it is better, but it is not
the best.

I've used it for a bit now and it is impressively fast with my mSATA SSD
drive : less that 20 seconds to boot up and less than 3 to stop.

Thanks again all for your great advice.

On Thu Dec 04 2014 at 12:45:49 PM Olivier Lauret <
olivier.lauret at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Nice!! Thank you every one for all your advice. I will have a look at what
> you mentioned. I have indeed much more choice now. Thanks again.
> Olivier
> On Wed Dec 03 2014 at 23:45:35 Alex Butcher <lug at assursys.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Wed, 3 Dec 2014, Daniel Craigie wrote:
>> > 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/inspi
>> ron-15-7537/pd?oc=cn75317&model_id=inspiron-15-7537 <
>> http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-15-7537/pd?oc=cn75317&mod
>> el_id=inspiron-15-7537>
>> >
>> > No luck so far matching spec for the price elsewhere, unless someone
>> can point me in the right direction?
>> <http://skinflint.co.uk/?cat=nb&xf=27_4~2379_15.4~11_1000~23
>> 77_15.9~12_16384~29_Core+i7-4~82_SSHD~883_GeForce#xf_top>
>> suggests the Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70 might be worth comparing. It's ?200-odd
>> more, but has a GTX 860M GPU with 4GB.
>> Lenovo are usually pretty good for Linux compatibility, and their build
>> quality is amongst the best.
>> > Hope this helps,
>> > Daniel
>> Best Regards,
>> Alex

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