[Noisebridge-discuss] [sudo-discuss] looking for a laptop that doesn't suck

Jake jake at spaz.org
Thu Apr 27 00:52:56 UTC 2017


thanks everybody but i should have been clearer, i'm looking for someone on
this list who wants to sell their old computer, even if it's pretty old, as
long as it has a screen with more than 1400x900 and is a 64bit CPU.

thank you
-jake

On Wed, 26 Apr 2017, Patrik D'haeseleer wrote:

> Just checking what Consumer Reports has to say about laptops in their
> latest set of tests...
>
> Recommended laptops in the 12-13" size include the Vaio Z (pricey, but
> "phenomenal" battery life), LG Gram 13, HP Spectre x360, Dell XPS 13
> Convertible, Vaio Z Flip ($$$), and then a bunch of Apple, Acer, Asus and
> MS Surface models.
>
> In the 14" size, top recommended laptops are Lenovo Yoga 910, LG Gram 14,
> Lenovo Thinkpad X1, and Lenovo Yoga 710.
>
> In the 15-16" size, top recommended laptops are Samsung Notebook 9, Macbook
> Pro, HP Spectre 15 x360, Lenovo Yoga 710.
>
> Various models of the Lenovo Yoga 710 rank very well in the under-$1000
> crowd, with top marks for ergonomics and performance.
>
> Their cheapest recommended laptops are the Acer Aspire S5-371-52JR
> <http://www.consumerreports.org/products/laptop/acer-aspire-s5-371-52jr-386553/overview/>,
> Acer Aspire V5-591G-55PV
> <http://www.consumerreports.org/products/laptop/acer-aspire-v5-591g-55pv-387108/overview/>,
> and the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 3rd-Gen
> <http://www.consumerreports.org/products/laptop/brondell-inspiron-15-5000-3rd-gen-387113/overview/>
> - all of which are around $700 - plus 11-inchers Lenovo Yoga 710 80V6000PUS
> <http://www.consumerreports.org/products/laptop/lenovo-yoga-710-80v6000pus-387891/overview/>
> ($675) and Acer Spin 1 SP111-31-C2W3
> <http://www.consumerreports.org/products/laptop/acer-spin-1-sp111-31-c2w3-388639/overview/>
> ($250!!).
>
> Patrik
>
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:10 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>
>> i'm looking for a decent modern laptop with a screen resolution greater
>> than
>> 1400x900, which has a decent backlight and good keyboard and touchpad.
>> Ideally
>> it's pretty cheap.
>>
>> I can't figure out what brand to get because apparently both lenovo and
>> dell
>> cant make a decent keyboard, and apples are generally way too expensive
>> for me.
>>
>> please consider replying off-list to avoid clogging peoples' inboxes!
>>
>> thank you,
>> -jake
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