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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Just wondering
by somebody on Mon 9th May 2005 16:02 UTC

The state of Intel graphics drivers was always best described as one big bug. I remember that I couldn't even get 1400x1050 on 835 (or it was something else, but I had problems with 815 too, performace sucked major).

Neither was functional secondary display.

No matter how many people were trying to get information, Intel just didn't want to disclose their corporate secrets (and I really wonder what corporate secret could be tied with thrird rate graphics card). After that I avoid any notebook based on Intel graphics.

I mean, it is nice to see linux certified notebook, but in my opinion Linux certified notebook should be 100% linux working and not somehow working (in reality, I can't really say that for this specific notebook because I haven't tested it, my opinion is based on my experiences with notebooks and linux and so far I changed over 20 notebooks). All I can say about my current HP nx7010 is that just everything works, most from basic install, some (ati proprietary driver [but 3D performance is better with xorg driver], mmc and firewire) with more or less pain pain and modem? well I sincerelly don't know, I don't need modem, because if I need to connect I connect over bluetooth and my mobile which worked out of the first every time I move to next notebook.