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#1 Postby johomato » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:54 am

Hey everyone,
Been using different distros for many years, MX for about two and it is definitely the best I've ever tried - just works without any issues. I find myself looking at laptops to replace an old, slow POS that is seriously under-powered. Good grief there are alot of choices out there and am looking for suggestions.

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Re: Laptop

#2 Postby chrispop99 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:38 am

If you are happy using ebay I would advise buying a used ex-corporate machine. For the price a a new consumer level machine, you could get a 1 to 2 year old machine that will have a better specification, be much better built, and will be repairable and capable of being updated.

I have a number of DELL E6430 machines that run really well with MX. Core i5, 4GB RAM, 14" screen.

Whatever you get, try to avoid one with dual Intel/Nvidia graphics, as they don't play nice with Linux.

Test machines:
32-bit non-PAE - Thinkpad T41, 1.6GHz Pentium M, 1GB RAM.
32-bit PAE - DELL Latitude D610, 1.73GHz Pentium M, 2GB RAM.
64-bit - Lenovo T61, 2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM
64-bit - Gigabyte Z77P-D3, Intel i3-3220, GeForce 8400 GS, 4GB PC3-12800.

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Re: Laptop

#3 Postby galen » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:37 am

great advice

also check out
see what chances you'll have with your hardware upgrades.
7-10 year old laptops with maxed out CPU and RAM are still worthy
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Re: Laptop

#4 Postby dolphin_oracle » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:10 pm

personally I like thinkpads. I recently picked up a T530 with Ivy Bridge parts for 210 bucks. 8GB of ram and I updated the storage to 1 TB for another 60 bucks plus a slightly hair-raising time actually installing the HD myself.

Just remember when buying upgrades to research what will actually fit in your machine...it took me two tries on that 1 TB hard drive.
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Re: Laptop

#5 Postby uncle mark » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:33 pm

If you want to go dirt cheap and don't need much horsepower:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... y=40808298
Desktop: Custom build Asus/AMD/nVidia -- MEPIS 11
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