[Chicago-talk] laptop, which brand is good.

Imran Javaid ijavaid at usa.net
Fri Dec 2 08:09:13 PST 2005

When it comes to brands, there are several decent (mail-order) brands to
choose from (Dell, IBM, Panasonic). Mail-order works better. You get better
selection through customization. I would stay away from brick and mortar
stores since those are consumer oriented mostly. 

Make sure the warranty is a good one, unless you are good at repairing
laptops. Which laptop to go with depends on your preferences: screen size,
performance, weight, style. 

Personally, I've been using Sony laptop with a 16" screen. I just like working
in 1600x1200 res. Do not go with anything less than 512MB RAM. Windows sure
becomes slow over time, and the extra memory helps. 

When connecting to a linux desktop, use Cygwin (and Cygwin-X). Its not too
hard to get it working if you follow the instructions. You can run your
X-windows apps from your laptop easily with that.


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Received: Fri, 02 Dec 2005 09:36:24 AM CST
From: tiger peng <tigerpeng2001 at yahoo.com>
To: "Chicago.pm chatter" <chicago-talk at pm.org>
Subject: [Chicago-talk] laptop, which brand is good.

> Hello,
> I'd like to buy a laptop with Windows XP prof.. Is
> there any suggestion?
> I used IBM thinkpad provided by my former employers or
> clients. It looks like that the commercial companies
> like to use it, but no retailer carry it. Why?
> Also, I like the laptop can talk with my Linux
> (Fedora) desktop. Is there DIY instructions?
> Thanks,
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