Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 08:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We got in a new loaner from LinuxCertified.com, the brand new LC2210D model: a Centrino 1.80 GHz CPU, 512 MBs of RAM, Intel Extreme gfx card, 40 GB drive and a 14" XGA TFT screen. The laptop comes with the latest Ubuntu installed and sells for $1249. Read more for our review.
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The value just isn't there.
by blixel on Mon 9th May 2005 15:30 UTC

I like the idea that I'm not "supporting" Microsoft. But it seems like you're cutting off your nose to spite your face in the process because you're paying even more money than you would to get a Windows laptop. Dell is ALWAYS running coupon deals on laptops.

Deals - http://www.gotapex.com

Compatibility - http://www.linux-on-laptops.com

So, the value just isn't there ... unless the Intel Pentium M processor used in the LinuxCertified laptops are somehow magically higher quality than the Intel Pentium M processor used in a Dell. (Obviously I'm being sarcastic. And yes, I know there's more to a computer than the CPU. But what exactly is LinuxCertified using that is any higher quality than any other OEM? The hard-drive? RAM? Chipset?)

And what does "Linux Certified" mean anyway when basic functionality such as 3D graphics and suspend/resume doesn't even work?