[plug] Recommendations for a laptop

Brad Campbell brad at fnarfbargle.com
Wed May 21 05:24:08 UTC 2014

Thanks guys. I had not spotted the Lenovo. They look like quite a nice 
little machine.

I think if I'm going to spend that much money I might save a bit more 
and go for the T440s with the 1920x1080 screen.

On 21/05/14 10:51, Leon Wright wrote:
> I know a few plug members have an X Series thinkpad and we have a few at
> work. They are great machines, however the screen resolution sucks.
> 1366x768 is an utterly useless resolution.
> The Air at least has 1440x900. Personally I think the T series thinkpads
> aren't that much bigger/heavier, more screen resolution options, have
> replaceable batteries and larger ones can be purchased. They're also
> dead trivial to get linux working on them as they pretty much "Just
> Work" in my experience (at least with the Intel Graphics, which work
> just fine for coding/web browsing).
> They do do a lighter version of the T series with a 1600x900 screen, but
> it's probably as expensive as an air.
> http://shopap.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t440/#tab-tech_specs
> Leon
> --
> DRM 'manages access' in the same way that jail 'manages freedom.'
> # cat /dev/mem | strings | grep -i cats
> Damn, my RAM is full of cats... MEOW!!
> On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com
> <mailto:brad at fnarfbargle.com>> wrote:
>     G'day all,
>     After using my laptop as a fuse between a power meter I was
>     debugging, and the mains I find myself in need of a replacement.
>     My laptop was a Sony Vaio TT, and its predecessor a TX so I'm used
>     to small (11.1"), light (<1200g) and 6-11 hours of battery.
>     I've been looking at a 13" Mac Air, but I wonder if anyone else has
>     recommendations for a small and light linux suitable machine with a
>     10-12 hour battery life (or >6 hours with a replaceable battery).
>     The Vaio was 1366x768 ~1.2ghz Core 2, 8gb ram and 160gb Intel SSD.
>     Ran for 6 hours on the standard battery and 11 on the extended.
>     Recommendations of suitable machines that cost less than the Mac and
>     have at least feature parity with the VAIO would be very warmly
>     welcomed. I write code on it, so it needs to be an x86_64 and it
>     really does need at least 160GB SSD.
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