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From: "David P. Novakovic" <davidnovakovic@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-au@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-au] Buying an ultraportable
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 11:38:54
In Reply to: [gentoo-au] Buying an ultraportable by Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
macbooks start at 1500.. :)   usb hub and external monitor means you
get a good looking laptop and convenience.


On 2/16/08, Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic@×××××.com> wrote:
> Just so you know, mark_alec said it's OK for me to spam the list with > this :p > > After dragging my 4yo 15" laptop around with me during > (and the next week and a half whilst I visited rellies in Victoria), > I'm wanting to buy a new (ultraportable) laptop, so around the 12" > range. As much as I hate to admit this, it looks like the best deal I > can find is the Dell Vostro 1200 (see attachment for how I've specced > it out). The actual laptop is around $1550, with another $200 there to > buy an external 19" monitor to sit at home. I'll also get at least 5% > off the price with the RACQ discount. > > So, my questions are these: do people think this is a good laptop? Is > it value for money? Can you think of a better one in the same > size/pricepoint (I was originally looking at the HP Compaq Presario > B1246TU, which is $1.8k RRP with only 2 GB of RAM)? Would I have any > problems under Gentoo on it (I plan on ditching Vista)? > > Also, with the monitor: I plan on buying a docking station at home > (btw, anyone know of a good one that would work under Gentoo?) and keep > my external keyboard, tablet and an LCD monitor plugged in to it. This > Dell monitor is about $200 extra for a 19" 1440x900. Is this a good > deal? Or should I pay an extra $100 on top of that to get a 20" > 168x1050 + free Sannheiser headset, or forget Dell and get an extra > monitor from elsewhere? (Note that from a quick google, etc. Dell > monitors seem to be quite good for their price). > > In case you're interested, here are some photos someone posted of this > lappy: > > > > It's not the most attractive laptop, but looks OK. Having the Fn key > on the left of the Ctrl key could take a bit getting used to, > though :s If you go to the laptop's info page, it's also got a "tour": > > > Anyway, to get some of the deals on it (like the free mouse + carry > bag), I need to order by Monday, and by Thursday for the free RAM > upgrade, so please tell me what you think! > > -- > Ivan Lazar Miljenovic > Ivan.Miljenovic@×××××.com > >
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Re: [gentoo-au] Buying an ultraportable Ivan Lazar Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic@×××××.com>