Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Feb 2013 22:18 UTC, submitted by Nth_Man
Hardware, Embedded Systems " bricked a Samsung laptop today. Unlike most of the reported cases of Samsung laptops refusing to boot, I never booted Linux on it - all experimentation was performed under Windows. It seems that the bug we've been seeing is simultaneously simpler in some ways and more complicated in others than we'd previously realised." On a related note, the Linux Foundation's UEFI secure boot system has been released.
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RE: Moral of the story:
by Neolander on Mon 11th Feb 2013 07:41 UTC in reply to "Moral of the story:"
Neolander
Member since:
2010-03-08

+1, Asus hardware has also been pretty solid for me so far. I've also heard good things about Thinkpad, plan to try that for my next laptop once I get the money...

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RE[2]: Moral of the story:
by moondevil on Mon 11th Feb 2013 11:36 in reply to "RE: Moral of the story:"
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2005-07-08

The quality went a bit down since Lenovo took over.

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RE[3]: Moral of the story:
by Morgan on Mon 11th Feb 2013 11:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Moral of the story:"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I find that interesting; we have two Lenovo machines in the household and they are both top-notch. Her laptop is a bargain line IdeaPad and it puts Toshibas and HPs that cost twice as much to shame. My ThinkCentre tower is the best computing investment I've ever made, well worth what I paid and more.

Maybe we just got lucky, but I really like Lenovo. That said, I've always found Asus to be quality gear too.

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RE[3]: Moral of the story:
by vaette on Mon 11th Feb 2013 12:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Moral of the story:"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

So did prices though, for the most part Lenovo is a bit more you-get-what-you-pay-for where IBM was pay-all-the-money. If you pay what a low-end thinkpad cost under IBM you will still get a great quality machine from Lenovo.

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RE[3]: Moral of the story:
by Temcat on Mon 11th Feb 2013 13:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Moral of the story:"
Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Do you have any first-hand experience or links re Thinkpads? I'm considering a T series Thinkpad to replace my (actually, pretty decent) Samsung laptop.

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RE[3]: Moral of the story:
by Neolander on Mon 11th Feb 2013 17:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Moral of the story:"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

The quality went a bit down since Lenovo took over.

What do you mean by "a bit" though ? Are we talking about an Acer-ish level of crap, or something that is still very robust, although less than in the IBM days ?

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RE[2]: Moral of the story:
by bassbeast on Wed 13th Feb 2013 21:41 in reply to "RE: Moral of the story:"
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2007-11-11

I was lucky enough to score one of the AMD EEE E350 netbooks before the flood, going on 3+ years now and it still holds more than 80% of the charge and runs like new. I have also bought several asus laptops and boards for customers and had no complaints, they all run well and are very long lasting.

Now that Asus is gonna buy up Asrock which is another great company for motherboards i have NO problem recommending Asus, I've had just about every kind of gear that they make come through the shop and they've been one of the most trouble free brands I've ever dealt with. They also kept updating my netbook for nearly a year after purchase with regards to drivers and you never see that in consumer gear so that was a nice touch.

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