[CentOS] EXTERNAL: modestly priced laptop for C7

Fri Nov 3 20:16:47 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 11/02/2017 01:00 PM, Wells, Roger K. wrote:
> 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.

Red Hat provides Lenovo Thinkpad machines to employees, so almost
everything for RHEL (and therefore CentOS) works with those. Also the X1

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