[CentOS] modestly priced laptop for C7

Fri Nov 3 17:09:02 UTC 2017
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Fri, Nov 03, 2017 at 06:48:11AM -0700, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 11/02/2017 03:38 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 02, 2017 at 02:09:04PM -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> >> Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
> >>> Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Not intending to contradict (if that ends up as pain, it will be
> >>>> your pain anyway ;-) but I would go higher with specs if you intend
> >>>> to use Linux on it. Linux tends to grow its demands for resources
> >>>> pretty much exponentially (same as Windows does, only from lower
> >>>> starting point).
> >>>
> >>> On my Acer Aspire One 522 (two-core AMD C-50 1.0 GHz processor with 2
> >>> GB of RAM), CentOS 6 is noticeably smoother than Windows 7. Windows
> >>> uses the battery more efficiently, however.
> >>>
> >> The reql question is what the o/p wants the system *for*. As I mentioned,
> >> I have my '09 HP Netbook (1101?), and I just loaded CentOS 6 i386 on it,
> >> and it runs acceptably. Now, once I switch the WM from *bleah* Gnome to
> >> KDE, or maybe something lighter, I'll be fine... but I only use it while
> >> traveling, for mail and browsing.
> >>
> >> What *are* you going to be doing with it?
> > 
> > mostly portable email and browsing. if it is good enough it'll probably
> > have dev tools on it too for the uncommon occasions when I need to
> > build something. If it is good enough I may find other thiings to do
> > with it, but I have a reasonably powerful desktop also running C7, so
> > many of those "other" things are taken care of there.
> > 
> > Fred
> > 
> http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/inspiron-11-3000/spd/inspiron-11-3162-laptop
> I use that when i want to travel light .. with an SSD and 8gb of RAM (it
> says 4gb max, 8gb will work), I get good performance and I can do
> anything I need while traveling.  Everything works with CentOS Linux 7
> (wifi, graphics, volume buttons, touchpad, etc)
how hard is it to replace RAM or SSD? and battery, too, when that time
comes. 'cause I'd want to do like you and definitely upgrade it right
away, cause that 2gig RAM and abysmal 32G storage is pathetic.

and I'm going to guess that 1.6 Ghz processor is similar to the 1.6b Ghz
Atom I now have, but hopefully less canine-like.

I'd be interested in the 14 inch model except it has the same wimpy specs.
so, again how much hassle  (and cost) is involved in upgrading like you did?

thanks again!

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