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27th December 2004, 08:30 AM
I am considering to buy a AMD 64 notebook. I found few options including:
However, there is no linux test report available for the 2 of the links above. I am trying to buy the $1499 one. Anyone has any ideas of how Fedora Core 3 works in AMD 64 notebooks?

27th December 2004, 10:30 AM
This is from personal experience. I have a compaq presario 2103us 30gb/15 lcd/256ram (now with 512/xp/ and an ati radeon igp 320 for vidoe. I dont play on the laptop but in you want 3d acceleration I recommend a laptod with nvidia becuase it will be much easier to intall linux drivers. Ati is a pain in the butt.

Laptop with nvidia video: http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4244714

27th December 2004, 06:07 PM
Does this laptop http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4244714 compatible with Fedora Core 3? Any idea?

27th December 2004, 08:41 PM
Same link I posted so yes it is compitable but I am not sure about the wireless or the modem. My laptop does not wireless integrated. Anyway good luck.

27th December 2004, 09:10 PM
Personally, I avoid COMPAQ like the plague... They assemble laptops based on price, not based on performance or quality.

Buyer beware...

28th December 2004, 08:10 AM
If compaq build notebook by price, not performace. How about HP?
It this zv5000z good? What is the difference of Athlon 64 Mobile and Athlon 64? The only thing I could think of is the L2 cache in the mobile CPU is smaller. How is the performance?

28th December 2004, 08:14 AM
So far my compaq is doing OK and the mb it uses is an ASUS, so I am pleased with it. Just remember this nothing in life is guranteed just paying taxes and dying.