[CentOS] EXTERNAL: modestly priced laptop for C7

Thu Nov 2 18:00:40 UTC 2017
Wells, Roger K. <wellsr at leidos.com>

On 11/02/2017 01:42 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> I'm looking to replace my (old, creaky) netbook (Acer Aspire One D255e,
> a screaming dual core 1.6 GHz Atom, and a whole 2 gigs of RAM) with
> something faster but not too large. Sometimes (usually) the netbook is
> painfully slow.
> Something like a  hi-res 14 (or 15) inch screen (full HD), minimum of 4 gigs
> RAM, HD of a half terabyte or bigger.
> I'd like to not have to go over 600-700 dollars, so I know my choices
> are somewhat limited if I want to avoid the 400-500 dollar windows 10
> junk^H^H^H^Hsystems from BJs, etc.
> Something with a quad-core processor, and all hardware works with C7.
> I've glanced at Lenovo Thinkpads on amazon where there are several
> "factory refurbished" ones with similar specs to what I mention above
> in the $500-700 range, but I don't know if they're any good or not
> I'm open to suggestions from any/all of you!
> thanks in advance!
> Fred
I have been running Linux, mostly Redhat flavors, for a long time mostly 
on Thinkpads but some other IBM/Lenovo laptops for a long time.
Never have had a problem.  Currently running Fedora 26 on a X260, two 
with Centos 7.4, X200 & X220, all used for software development.

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