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Im going to be buying a laptop pretty soon for college. I need somthing fairly powerful, as i dont want to have to upgrade too often while im at school. ...
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    college laptop


    Im going to be buying a laptop pretty soon for college. I need somthing fairly powerful, as i dont want to have to upgrade too often while im at school. Im thinking about just going all out and buying myself the new alienware area51-m laptop. If i get this laptop and want it to dual-boot to linux, (probably slackware) will mostly everything be supported? also, if anyone knows of any other good, high-proformance laptops, that'd be great to know too.
    thanks!

    -Jordan

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    not sure about alienware, but they do look nice
    hp and compaq are usually nightmares
    I hear ibm is pretty good though.
    I would check the distros homepage and see if there is a hardware compatibility - there is for red hat here:
    http://hardware.redhat.com/hcl/

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    I ran gentoo on a dell inspiron 8100 and 8200 without any problems at all. I am not sure what your budget is, but I got a powerhouse for a really good price.

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