I took an F12 live disk to Best Buy yesterday, and started booting their display machines to it. ALL of the intel i* core machine struggled- I think the drivers for the onboard graphics stuff is the hangup. I bought an Asus with Centrino; it's a bit sluggish, but I needed something while the HP is in the shop.
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Well, the "a bit sluggish" turns out to be quite the understatement. The machine is totally dogged- impossible to use in this state for any serious work. Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05