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Old 31st March 2005, 08:59 PM
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Question Cheap Linux laptop?

Hey everyone. I found this laptop at Xtreme Notebooks.com

http://www.xtremenotebooks.com/index...s&model_id=810

The laptop claims to be Linux friendly, and even does NOT include Windows!!

The specs look really good for a >$1,400 machine.

Anyone bought one of these?

Oh did I mention its a 64-bit beast?
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Old 31st March 2005, 09:58 PM
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1400-1700 is a pretty good price.

but with those high specs, battery life will be non-existant, this is a "desktop replacement" machine.
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Old 1st April 2005, 01:46 AM
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According to the specs the average battery life is 2 hours. Its not Centrino technology, but its better than the 90minutes I've been getting from my laptop nowadays.

I do think the machine is classified as a desktop replacement. Its not the lightest thing in the world either, but not as bad as some other recent heavy weights
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Old 1st April 2005, 03:28 AM
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Since when is $1400 cheap?!
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Old 1st April 2005, 04:19 AM
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ATI... bleh
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Old 1st April 2005, 06:52 AM
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AMD x86-64, 3000+ (1 meg L1 cache), 60 gig hd, 512 MB ram, 64 meg nvidia, DVD-R, PCMCIA wireless "G".

Office Depot, $630 after mail-in rebates.

(though it took me a bit to get the wireless connection configured)/

I thought it was a good deal....
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Old 1st April 2005, 02:01 PM
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Old 1st April 2005, 02:15 PM
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Medion 42100 notebook $700 bucks

p4 mobile 1.5 GHZ
256 MB ram
Intel 855 chipset
ipw2200BG internal wireless
15 in tft display
cd-rw / DVD player
4 usb 2.0
realtek RJ-45 ethernet
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Carries the Centrino tag on it

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Old 1st April 2005, 11:36 PM
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Cheapest Linux Laptop

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3504708

Cheapest linux lappy I've ever seen... but probably not worth it.

$498
14.1" LCD
VIA C3 1Ghz
128MB RAM
30GB HD
CD-ROM

No PCMCIA, but hey, it runs Linspire.
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Old 3rd April 2005, 06:03 PM
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http://www.linare.com/linare-linux-notebook.php
http://www.tuxmagazine.com/node/1000055
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Old 3rd April 2005, 09:27 PM
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It would be nice to find an equivalent with a Nvidia video chipset, but I can't find one.
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Old 7th April 2005, 02:45 AM
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My Cheap Laptop: Dell CSx PIII Bought on Ebay for less than $250.00! FC3 works great! Why buy new?
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Old 17th April 2005, 03:31 PM
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Hey I'm running the same ! Dell Plll 500/384/10gb and fedora core 2. seems to run fine.
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Old 9th May 2005, 03:46 AM
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This is another great site for laptop specials: www.notebookreview.com
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Old 9th May 2005, 03:56 AM
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My cheap laptop, fresh from Ebay;

IBM Thinkpad T23
1.13 Ghz CPU
256MB RAM
30GB HD
modem I DID get working with linmodems.org driver
DVD-ROM
14" display @1024x768
$470.00

FC3 runs great.

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