Laptop Recommendations

Nigel Rantor wiggly at
Wed Nov 28 15:50:55 GMT 2007

Martin Robertson wrote:
> Have you been enjoying the hype?!
> [
> ]

No, and in fact that link doesn't work on my FF, I guess some plugin 
isn't installed (and I can't be arsed to check)

I actually started to think of mobile broadband when 3 came out with 
their external one for a decent amount per month, then I started looking 
at laptops and noticed that the newer ones had the kit integrated.

I figure the fewer things I have to carry around and plug in, the 
better. Although, saying that, if I do get an eee PC as well then an 
external 3G dongle that could be used with both might not be such a bad 

> 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
> slowly!
> Mart.
> 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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