Laptop Recommendations

Martin Robertson mansionhouseprojects at
Wed Nov 28 15:19:41 GMT 2007

Have you been enjoying the hype?!

I was going to shout *MacBook* too, but a qwik search for 3G on
only seems to point out 3rd Gen ipod nano covers :)

Both my vaio laptops (6 & 3 y.o) continue to rock along merrily, albeit


On 28/11/2007, Nigel Rantor <wiggly at> wrote:
> Hail fellows,
> I think I'm in the market for a laptop. I've been looking at the Sony
> Vaios and I'm having a hard time not just going out and getting one.
> Looking at the SZ series (for teh size and 3G innit) but they only come
> with Vista, and it seems like not all of the hardware is supported under
> Linux. (yes, they do provide drivers for XP, but I really would rather
> not pay MS for Vista, it sends the wrong message, although I may still
> et one depending on feedback from this)
> Had a look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T6[01] and the newer models also seem
> to have some teething problems. Also, they look like a Kwik-Save cashier
> in comparison with the Vaio....
> Basically, I'm looking for a really fast (well, fast as possible given
> size), light machine with 3G that can be plonked on a desk at work and
> hooked up to a monitor and used for development but can also be taken to
> the far out reaches of my g/fs flat that has no wifi, broadband or
> indeed telelphone line and still get online...
> Put it this way, I think if the SZ series came with XP (I need to run a
> couple of windows apps) and was fully compatible with Debian or Ubuntu
> I'd probably already have bought one.
> Any other recommendations that might fit the bill?
>    n

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