[Linux-aus] Laptop advise

lists at ebourne.me.uk lists at ebourne.me.uk
Fri Nov 20 15:43:04 AEDT 2015

As a fellow Fedora user I would recommend HP.

I've been through many manufacturers of laptops over the years but HP 
is the only one that has never given me any trouble.

I have two workstation spec laptops, one from about 8 years ago (8510w) 
and one from about 2-3 years ago (Pavilion dv6). Both laptops have only 
ever run Fedora from day 1 and both have been upgraded through the 
versions to the current. Everything works on both laptops, even the 
fingerprint sensors and all ports - all out of the box with no 
proprietary or extra drivers. As far as I can remember the only thing 
that doesn't work is the screen brightness control on the dv6, although 
I have never needed it anyway.

Both have been ultra reliable - nothing has broken at all on either 
laptop despite very heavy use (60hrs/week) and regular carrying around. 
Both have been dropped and survived with nothing more than surface 
damage. I've had to replace the battery on each a few times, obviously.

I can't advise you on the current HP lineup, but I know where I'll be 
looking when I come to replace either of them. The usual due diligence 
on which model uses Linux compatible parts is needed, but I've been 
super happy with them both.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 7:28 PM, Roy E. <kirpit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I know this sounds a bit cliche but I am having difficulties for 
> choosing a linux laptop, after an awful experience with Lenovo T450. 
> It was either incompatible with linux or some erratic hardware 
> malfunctions, anyway it is going back.
> I am really curios if anyone here is up to date with the current 
> technologies / bought any fast machine recently that plays well with 
> Fedora. I am kind of a localhost person who runs everything in-box, 
> so most likely I am gonna replace harddisk with SSD if it doesn't 
> come with one. No budget limit.
> Even though performance comes before its weight for me, reddit people 
> suggest Carbox X1 3rd gen that is less than 1.5 kg..
> https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/3dsb4p/lenovo_carbon_x1_3rd_gen_quick_review/
> Thank you in advance,
> Roy.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/attachments/20151120/e82a74f2/attachment.html>

More information about the linux-aus mailing list