[arch-general] Off-topic: Good laptop to run Arch on?

Gaurish Sharma contact at gaurishsharma.com
Sat May 22 13:19:09 EDT 2010

Hmm...Get something which has Intel Wireless + Intel/Nvidia Graphics
and Intel Chipset. These days almost all hardware is supported out of
the box. it depends on your budget.

While buying, take a Ubuntu Live CD with you and boot the laptop to
check comparability. you can also cross-check support by running lspci
and pasting output in Debian[1]. few more resources for your help.
Ubuntu Laptop testing[2] Dell with Ubuntu factory installed[3]


Hope it helps.
Gaurish Sharma

2010/5/22 Lukas Grässlin <lukasgraesslin at gmx.de>:
> On Sat, May 22, 2010 at 04:33:36PM +0100, Magnus Therning wrote:
>> It's that time for me again... my desktop is getting long in the tooth so I'm
>> starting to look around for a replacement.  This time I thought I'd also
>> include laptops in my search.  However, with laptops it's difficult to find
>> out just how well they work with Linux.  Are all the built-in devices,
>> webcams, fingerprint scanners etc, fully supported?  Is the power management
>> (ACPI) fully supported?  Etc, etc...
>> In the past I've heard good things about Linux on IBM's ThinkPads.  But I've
>> heard some VERY bad things about getting Linux working well on Lenovo's recent
>> models.
>> So, I resort to ask for advice on this mailing list.
>> What laptops should I have a look at?
>> Is there some brand (Dell, HP, ...) that is more Linux friendly than others?
>> /M
>> --
>> Magnus Therning                        (OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4)
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> I'm using a Lenoxo Thinkpad x200 and except for the fingerprint reader
> _everything_ works completely fine.
> --
> Lukas Grässlin
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