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- Join Date
- Jul 2014
Buying cheap temporary laptop for Ubuntu
It has a CLI Linux distro pre-installed on it.
Is it any good? If it is how long will the battery last? Got any different suggestion?
- Join Date
- May 2014
- Sumter, SC USA
Check Blinq as they have more powerful laptops cheaper, ditto with Newegg.
About 6 months ago I bought a Core I-7 laptop with 8GB RAM and 750GB drive on Craigslist for $300 from a broke college student...
Amazon.com : Acer Aspire NX.M89AA.003;V5-131-2887 11.6-Inch Laptop : Laptop Computers : Computers & Accessories
If that is it. It looks good to me.
The Description makes me grin. Operating system, Linux. Nothing else. What a description for a sale.
As long as you have 1GB of RAM(Unity needs a bit more memory then say Xfce or even GNOME) and a 1Ghz processor you should be ok. I'd try and get at least 2GB of RAM(more then enough really unless you'll be doing video editing or graphic intensive stuff) and a 2Ghz Core 2 Duo processor and you'll be golden. You can normally pick up good, used laptops on EvilBay with those specs for around $100 bucks if you shop around. Also, 11.6" is ok, I'm running Manjaro/GNOME on a 12.1" screen and you can see everything ok but if you can move to a 13" or 14.1" screen it's a lot easier to see stuff and it's not really all that much larger of a laptop. Either way stay 10" or larger or you'll have problems seeing stuff in open windows sometimes. I know I have "issues" with that with the little 8.9" Netbook my wife uses.No matter where ya' go, there ya' are.