[CentOS] modestly priced laptop for C7

Fri Nov 3 19:26:59 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 11/03/2017 12:09 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> 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)
> Johnny:
> 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!

OH .. mine the Insprion 11 that is a generation older than that and does
not have an eMMC

The memory and hard drive were easy to replace .. BUT .. that one might
not be.

I have not had to replace the battery.

This is the one I have:

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