laptops supported by linux?
Hi, I am wondering what brands and lines/series' of laptops are supported well by linux, including the extra media buttons, web cam, audio/video drivers, and such.
There are a few different laptops I have been looking at recently, including Acer and HP.
I'm in a dilemma.
Though I'm hopefully to be purchasing a laptop soon, I'm not sure what I should get.
I have the option to get:
A) small, light-weight tablet laptop (flip it & write on it, yay)
B) kinda bulky but pretty good spec'd laptop with a decent video card
C) same as B, but for $100 more, I get 2" more screen, & 128MB more vid memory
D) kinda "different" looking laptop with 3GB of RAM, and low price
$850 - HP Pavilion tx1308nr Tablet PC
HP - Pavilion Tablet PC with AMD Turion 64 X2 - tx1308nr
$750 - Acer Aspire AS5520-5716 Notebook
Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS5520-5716 NoteBook AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58(1.90GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 2GB DDR2 667 160GB DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G - Retail
$850 - Acer Aspire AS7520-5311 Notebook
This adds 2" to the screen & 128MB extra video memory; worth the extra $100?
Newegg.com - Acer Aspire AS7520-5311 NoteBook AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58(1.90GHz) 17.0" Wide XGA+ 2GB DDR2 667 160GB DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G - Retail
$700 - Acer Aspire 5920-686 (3GB of RAM)
saw it at Sam's Club today, it looks kinda different and nifty.
That HP has a touch screen ... how well are touch screens supported in linux?
How well are the media buttons for HP, as well as Acer, supported?
I'd most likely be using Fedora, though if there's another distro with better hardware support, I'd be open to it.
Thanks for your time!