[Linux-aus] Laptop advise

lists at ebourne.me.uk lists at ebourne.me.uk
Fri Nov 20 20:26:46 AEDT 2015

You have had better luck than me then! I have had 2 Dell laptops, one I 
bought which failed after 13 months, just 1 month out of warranty, and 
one at a company I worked for which lasted longer but if I remember 
correctly Bluetooth stopped working after about 18 months. Both ran 
Fedora of course, but I had to swap the wireless card out of my one as 
the factory card was not supported without binary drivers, that was 
quite a long time ago though.

Both of the HP laptops came with a 36 month warranty as standard, which 
is a lot better than 12 months cover and failing hardware a month 
later. Of course I may well have been unlucky, YMMV.


On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 5:54 PM, Anthony Thyssen 
<A.Thyssen at griffith.edu.au> wrote:
> I can say the same thing for all DELL laptops I have every owned!
> And I have gone though a lot of them!
>   Anthony Thyssen ( System Programmer )    <A.Thyssen at griffith.edu.au>
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> On Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:43:04 +1000,
> lists at ebourne.me.uk wrote :
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Martin
> 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.
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