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Need Advice on used laptop mobo/manufacturer/cpu

asked 2015-04-02 10:44:46 -0500

mh4openfield gravatar image

I'm giving up on my hp amd apu laptop; having open source battery life! Are there any specific chipsets/motherboards/brand laptop to look for? Need some virtualizing & horsepower :)

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answered 2015-04-13 15:02:10 -0500

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updated 2015-04-13 15:07:58 -0500

A few years ago I had a 2nd gen int. video corei5 Toshiba laptop that had overheating issues with Linux. I'm busy with work and school and don't have much time to tinker around.

I keep wanting something small and light with a high resolution screen, like a Surface or Asus Transformer, but everyone is having 32 bit / 64bit UEFI nightmares if its not outright locked with keys.

The world is stuck right now with no opensource options for a light form factor tablet / hybrid.

Should I just grab a decent used netbook with a good resolution to run Fedora?

When will the Firefox OS tablet be around?? :(

Better yet, a Fedora tablet???

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answered 2015-04-02 12:26:43 -0500

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updated 2015-04-02 12:27:46 -0500

Any common chipset/mainboard (which you normally don't even know who manufactures it for a laptop)/ brand is just fine.

It depends pretty much on your preferences for a brand (their chipsets and CPU's are all the same) and how much $$$ you want to spend.

What is an open source battery life?

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So avoid AMD? Any Intel laptop, or try to use an Intel Brand such as Thinkpad?

mh4openfield gravatar imagemh4openfield ( 2015-04-04 13:28:41 -0500 )edit

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