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"It does not require many words to speak the truth." - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce tribe
A good advice Sector11 and PackRat
I will edit my posted requirements to fit this new idea. I just love the #! Waldorf I have on my HP and did not think about the obvious alternative. Now you gave me a good reason to upgrade to Janice and try It out
Thanks again Sector11
And come on people - Give me som hardware recommendations here
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What Laptop Should I Buy Question Form!
What is your budget? I will pay what it costs!!
What country will you be buying this notebook in? Norway (mostly)
What notebook size(s) do you prefer? 15"+
Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like? Nope
Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? I would like a new one
What are the primary tasks you will be performing with this notebook?
-Office and Productivity Software
-Listening and production of music
-Movie Watching (Netflix etc.)
Will you be taking the laptop with you to different places or leaving it on your desk? Both
How many hours of battery life do you need? X hours
Do you prefer to purchase online or in store? Both
What OS do you prefer? #!
Screen Specifics - As good as it gets!
Do you want a Glossy screen or a Matte screen? either is fine with me
Build Quality and Design
Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? Nope
Give an approximate date you will be buying this laptop: ASAP
How long do you want this laptop to last? 10+ years
How much storage do you need? 250 to 500GiB
Are you interested in SSD? Yes, thank you
Do you need a built-in optical drive? If yes, a CD/DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive? Nope
Last edited by olegabrielz (2014-07-24 00:00:51)
Consider a Thinkpad T540p configured with the 3K IPS screen. The FHD (1080p) screen is not IPS unfortunately.
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Thanks anonymous, a grate choice!!
I have been reading some threads about the subject (in secrecy) and Lenovo ThinkPad T540p seems to be a solid workhorse. A good candidate for sure!!
Lenovo ROCKS, I still have my 5 year old T400 and an even older T61, both up and running also powered by #!
No hardware problems or incompatibility issues
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@Head_on_a_Stick: Thank you for bringing some healthy panic into this thread
I don't have a wired or wifi internet connection, only a mobile broadband USB-stick. And I don't know how to get that up and running without the convenience of nm-applet. And for me to do that from a netinstall with Debian core system could be quite interesting. Maybe I should rig up a camera, record the sequence, and post it on youtube with the subject: Stupid newbie gets kicked in the face by a hard'core' debian!!
I can probably do this, but I need people to point me in the right direction. That is why I did start this thread. I want to buy myself a new Laptop, a new companion for many years to come. I'm not an experienced Linux user, but I learn new things every day. And you guys are an incredible source of knowledge.
Thank you guys!!
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@ Head_on_a_Stick: Thanks
And sorry for that one. This is a bit technical and hard to understand.
Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2014-07-26 13:01:02)
Now I have decided to go with Lenovo ThinkPad T540p or the HP ZBook. My conservative side pushes me towards T540p. But, because of my love and experience with the old one I'm having now, I'm drawn towards ZBook. Can someone please push me one way or the other? I'm struggling to decide
^That was quick.. Thanks!!
Just remember that Both are made in China, so the difference in Quality isn't there.
I'd go T540p personally though because of the backlit keyboard! Which is unbelievably helpful, especially if you type a lot!
^Hehe.. It would not be a surprise if even norwegian cheese are made in china to day..!!