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t.anderson
 Posted: Aug 11 2011, 12:20 PM
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I am currently working on some project which requires cluster installed. However, I do not actually have enough hardware. So I instead chose to setup with virtual machines e.g. virtualbox or kvm.

Ideally the equipment would be max ram up to 16G, multiple cores, dedicated graphic card (need not high class). After doing investigation, hp elite 8460p and lenovo w- series fulfill my requirement. However, it seems that lenovo w-series generally weight over than 3kgs, which is too heavy. And I am a bit unsatisfied with hp's laptop because some personal experience (maybe I was just that lucky.) In addition to these, is there any alternative laptop would be recommended to give a try?

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 Posted: Aug 23 2011, 01:49 AM
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Sorry for the late reply! I'm out of town atm. I use Dells without any problems....Precisions and Vostro laptops. Acer I hear works great with linux in general. Welcome to the SLF !! biggrin.gif

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 Posted: Apr 28 2016, 08:35 AM
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I'm also using Dell for a long time as my personal and work computer. I have a good experience with its performance. As far as I know, this brand is one of the most trusted and one of the best gaming laptop.
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 Posted: Apr 29 2016, 12:08 PM
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Got Lenove R61 here, made 2007, 4GB ram, 128mb nvidia, 2.2ghz intel duo core and frankly, i have no problem to run 2x linux kvm machines on it + 1x windows as a testing environment.

Anything more means swap usage => huge slow down operation.

I can imagine, any new modern laptop is more than enough to run Linux on it, with complete testing envirnonment comprising of several KVM machines, placed in different virtual subnets etc etc...

Generally i like Lenovo and then HP and Dell. My requirement for a new laptop is:
1. resolution
2. dedicated non-intel vga and 'classic' cpu (no apu)
3. enough ram
4. dedicated docking connector (no usb dockstation)
5. ssd hdd
6. precise 'clickable' buttons (no emulation of buttons on touchpad!) and trackpoint

I have a hard time to pick a new laptop, because one meeting all those above requirements are scarce and usually overpriced, so i'm staying with my 8yrs old R61 and screw 'em basteds, if they can't make a decent laptop these days! smile.gif


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 Posted: Apr 29 2016, 01:54 PM
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By the way, I use(one of three lap-top PC) an old and poor Fujitsu Siemens (AmiloPro) < 1Gb RAM. Without problems! SL works fantastically(6.7 32 bit)

p.s. With Postgresql 9.3, MariaDb 10.1, vsftpd, Netbeans 8.1 EE etc... Good luck!
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