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Re: [vox-tech] Laptop for linux
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Re: [vox-tech] Laptop for linux

On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, Richard Harke wrote:

> My laptop died so I am looking for a new one. I'm sure many people on 
> this list have opinions about this. I thought an Asus N82JQ looked good 
> -- i7 processor with Nvidia 335M graphics but then its battery life is 
> not too good. Can anybody suggest something with good processing power, 
> Nvidia graphics and not too terrible battery life? Also, I don't want 
> too large, 14" screen looks to be good. I will be installing linux, of 
> course.

I'm quite happy with my Asus U35F, although I went with the one that just 
has integrated Intel HD graphics (the U35Jc has nVidia 310M). It gets 
about 8-9 hours battery life with moderate use, but only a little over 4 
hours if I really hammer it with something like a virtual machine running 
a game. You might want to look around at Asus's U-series laptops and see 
if something sparks your interest. That's where the longer battery life 
models tend to be for Asus.
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