What should I look for when buying a laptop?

Doran Barton fozz at hypermoo.com
Fri Nov 27 21:05:02 MST 2015


On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:17:13 -0700
Nicholas Stewart <nicholas4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been running Ubuntu for a few years on a vm on osx.  I'm thinking
> of buying a new laptop or desktop and formatting it to run Ubuntu
> 15.10.
> 
> Is there anything I need to be aware of or watch out for?  For
> example, a few years ago I had problems with broadcom wireless cards
> while running ubuntu.  I'd hate to buy a new $400 laptop and have
> issues getting Ubuntu on it.

I've had excellent luck the last year or so with my Lenovo T440s that
Bluehost bought to work with. If I were to buy a laptop today for myself,
I'd definitely buy a Lenovo T450s, the update to the T440s. 

-- 
Doran L. Barton <fozz at hypermoo.com> - Linux, Perl, Web, good fun, and more!
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