Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 9th May 2005 08:47 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems We got in a new loaner from, 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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I wouldn't give-up @Dr.BooBooGone
by james on Mon 9th May 2005 18:54 UTC

Well, I don't think it would be a good idea to give up on Linux laptops based on that experience.

There are obviously some feature/functionality trade-off (to be honest that is why I want something like a LC to be a broker between me and the functionality).

I agree that suspend-to-ram (by closing the lid) is simply not worth pursuing at this point. Yes, I know some people have made it work in some situations. But does it work reliably? Does it resume from most situations? Does the laptop crash after a resume when some 3D applications are launched?

I am surprised about your comment on Wireless. That is one area that Linux has made significant progress with. Perhaps you had a Broadcom chip or something? My LC laptops come with Atheros chipset, which are 100% compatible.