Laptop Ideas

Nick Barker nlbarker at gmail.com
Fri Sep 2 08:09:50 MDT 2005


have you tried surpluscomputers.com?

On 9/2/05, Sasha Pachev <sasha at asksasha.com> wrote:
> Hello, everybody:
> 
> I am looking for a laptop for a friend. Requirements:
> 
> * must run Linux - preferably everything out of the box without too much black
> magic, but willing to deal with large amounts of revealed black magic if the
> price is right
> * will be used mostly as a mobile Internet/e-mail station, and for other forms
> of low system resource activity, so any modern and even not so modern
> CPU/RAM/HDD configuration will do ( AMD/Celeron 300/128MB RAM/3GB HDD?)
> * as cheap as possible - under $300 would be nice
> * needs a Linux-supported soundcard for Skype/other VoIP magic
> * minimum risk of difficult/expensive to replace hardware failure, or as minimum
> as possible for the price
> * does not necessarily need to have built-in wireless/modem/Ethernet, but
> recommendations for good Linux compatible PCMCIA/USB cards are appreciated
> * hardware warranty desirable (what is the cheapest laptop you can get with
> warranty?)
> 
> If you have one to sell, feel free to contact me off-list, or I would not mind
> getting it from a store.
> 
> --
> Sasha Pachev
> AskSasha Linux Consulting
> http://www.asksasha.com
> 
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