[CentOS] New laptop recomendation

Wed Nov 23 22:02:36 UTC 2016
Tony Molloy <tony.molloy at ul.ie>

On Tuesday 22 November 2016 21:49:52 John R Pierce wrote:
> On 11/22/2016 1:14 PM, wwp wrote:
> > D800 series (810, etc.), E6500 series (E6500, E6530, etc.), at
> > least.
> D series are 10 years or more old.   ancient in laptop terms.   I
>  had a D600 for a long time (new in 2003).
> The E6x00, '10, '20, and '30 are also fairly old (2008, 2010, 2011,
>  and 2012, respectively).
> The current models branded like Latitude 15 5000, 14 7000, etc, are
>  in fact Exx70 models, these are 6th gen core i3/i5/i7 based, aka
>  Skylake, and its this newest generation of stuff thats got
>  compatibility issues with CentOS.

That's what I thought. I think I'll go for a Precision Workstation. 
Anybody see any major problems with the following configuration.

I'm the ex Systems Manager of a Computer Science Dept. so I have lots 
of experience in configuring Linux systems.

precision 15 7510

Intel® Core i5-6300HQ Processor (Quad Core 2.30G
Ubuntu Linux 14.04 SP1 
NVIDIA Quadro M1000M w/2GB GDDR5
15.6 Ultrasharp™ FHD IPS (1920x108
Bezel For Full HD Non Touch with Camera +MIC
16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 N-ECC
Intel® Dual Band Wireless 8260 (802.11ac)
256GB M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
Additional 1TB 2.5inch SATA (7200 Rpm) Hard Drive
6-cell (72Wh) Lithium Ion battery

Seems pretty standard components to me.


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