[CentOS] New laptop recomendation

Wed Nov 23 22:14:37 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/23/2016 2:02 PM, Tony Molloy wrote:
> precision 15 7510
> Intel® Core i5-6300HQ Processor (Quad Core 2.30G

that too is a "skylake", latest gen intel CPU,  you might have some 
issues with CentOS and the USB C/Thunderport, and/or USB 3 on those.    
If it works on Ubuntu, you likely can get it working with C7 albeit 
maybe using a newer kernel.

unless you're going to game or run advanced CAD software, I'd try and 
find one that uses Intel's onboard graphics, just to keep things 
simpler, and save on battery life.

IF that M.2 PCIe SSD is a NVMe drive, you might need to muck about with 
drivers or newer kernels to get it working, but it may well work in SATA 
mode 'out of box'.

For sure, you'll have more luck with CentOS 7.x rather than 6.x

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz