Re: Reliable laptops

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I need some help choosing my laptop in a modest price range. Following
are my criteria:

1) Reliability. This is *more* important than any other thing (even
speed is not a criteria). This is because often I use computers for
continuous use. Also I would want to use a linux system.

2) Modest speed

Re: Reliable laptops

sundarvenkata wrote:
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Reliabiity - If you have existing preferences; go with them. If you are
looking for reliability information, try computer and consumer magazines
that conduct surveys of reliability. Of course, you always need to judge
the quality and methodology of any source's reports. I believe that the
reliability is similar for most manufacturer's laptops targeted to
business users. Instead of considering only reliability, you might
consider that and speed of repair when a problem arises.

Installing Linux on a notebook and getting all of the hardware
functioning the way you want it to can be a daunting process. I've been
using Linux on my laptops for over five years and never had a "vanilla
install and everything works properly" experience. If you're not
familiar with procedures for researching problems and locating needed
software (from reliable sources) on the web then you should pick up a
couple of Linux magazines and look for ads from vendors selling systems
preconfigured with Linux.

Phil Sherman

Re: Reliable laptops

I would think the Toshiba Toughbook would be an obvious candidate for

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