A lightweight laptop with SSD and good GNU/linx support?

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Sun Jan 13 22:34:20 UTC 2013

On 13/01/13 23:28, Hugo Roy wrote:
> Hello,
> You know how hard it is to find a good laptop. You know how harder it
> can be to find one without windows, or better, with some flavour of
> GNU/Linux preinstalled.

Secondhand Thinkpad X series (e.g. from eBay in the US)

We have two X220 Thinkpads, both with touchscreen.  It is worth paying
more to get the Ultimate N wifi card, one of ours has the regular
Thinkpad wifi and we have often noticed differences in performance when
using them in the same location

All hardware, including touchscreen, webcam, wifi seem to work with
Debian 6 and 7 and I've used it for the full advertised 6 hours when
flying long distances.

> I'm looking for a new laptop. Do you have suggestions matching:
>     * Good support with Debian Testing
>     * No more than 13 inches
>     * Good Battery life. At least 5 hours
>     * around 1 kilo / 2.4 pounds
>     * No more than 500 EUR
>     * SSD
> http://blogs.fsfe.org/hugo/2013/01/im-looking-for-a-new-laptop-suggestions/
> Thanks!!
> Hugo

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