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Post subject: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 28.08.2011, 17:59



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My 1 year old computer (Acer Travel Mate 8371-733G32N 33,7 cm (13,3 Zoll) Notebook (Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1,3GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Intel GMA 4500MHD) had a displaydamage, and Amazon.de gave me all my money back...

It was a laptop from warehousedeals, and I chose it because of the non glossy display.

So, my question now is, what would you recommend to buy.
I would prefer an intel-prozessor and definitly something between 12-14" with non refelctive display.

What you you reccomend, what would you not?

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Post subject: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 28.08.2011, 21:26



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My Vostro 3450 (14") runs nicely with Debian Sid and Arch
http://www.dell.com/de/unternehmen/p/vo ... ops?~ck=bt

there is also a similar model with 13,3" (Vostro 3350)
 
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Post subject: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 06:45



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Looks very interesting! I never had any dell... How is the battery?

I found also a good one:
The Acer travelmate 8372 seems to be the succesor of my old computer. But this one has Nvidia Graphics. Since I never had anything else under Linux than intelgraphics, I don't know how the actual situation is...
Is Nvidia running under aptosid?

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Post subject: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 07:07
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Of course Nvidia does run on Aptosid. However, if battery lifetime is of concern for you, better stick with Intel.
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Post subject: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 10:24



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      Lanzi wrote:
Looks very interesting! I never had any dell... How is the battery?

      Code:
/proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state
present rate:
normal surfing slightly dimmed display: 10 watt
working with it: max 20 watt
burning cpu + gpu: 35 watt
      Code:
cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info
present:                 yes
design capacity:         4500 mWh
last full capacity:      4800 mWh
battery technology:      non-rechargeable
design voltage:          10800 mV
design capacity warning: 480 mWh
design capacity low:     0 mWh
cycle count:              0
capacity granularity 1:  100 mWh
capacity granularity 2:  0 mWh
model number:            Dell
serial number:           1785
battery type:            LION
OEM info:                SANYO
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 12:20



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@Slam:
I remeber somethng, that 2 kernelgenerations ago there was something banned from the kernel, so nvidia did'nt work...
I really don't need 3D, just accurate 2D... (not VESA!)

So what is the actual state?

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 12:37
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2 different issues:
1) Nothing was "banned" from Aptosid kernels, simply a patch was applied which meanwhile is part of every modern kernel. The closed source nvidia driver was not able to handle this patch for some time, which took us some time to recognize in tests. This was not intended, while certain people did spread the myth that we have done it "intentionally".
2) If you are not in need of 3d, the free nouveau driver is fully ok for you, and we ship it automaticly with Aptosid.
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 13:39



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okay, now I understand the background. nouveau will do it for me.
I now have to decide between Acer and Dell Smile

Or do you have more suggestions?

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 14:06



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The Dell look very interesting, only the Battery seems to be weak.
I will call them now and ask if I could get it without the software (win7)

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 29.08.2011, 14:36



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Stay away from Dell, far far far away!
 
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I've had a very good experience with Dell laptops and linux for the past three years. Everything works. Be sure to get the "open-source" version (with no Windows installed). When I ordered I got the battery upgrade and get about 6 hrs between recharges.
 
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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 30.08.2011, 09:48



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unfortunatly I cannot get any vostro without windows.
The Latitude-series offers non windows, but it starts with 999 Euros, which is far beyond what I want to pay.

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Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Looking for non glossy Notebook 13"  PostPosted: 30.08.2011, 12:52



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I just checked the Dell website and "chatted" with a Dell representative. Currently ALL Dells now come with Windows pre-installed (when I purchase one of their laptops a year ago they had an "open source" option with no operating sytems pre-installed). The Dell hardware works good with linux but you have to reformat the pre-installed Windows partition first. Ubuntu and Dell collaborate to certify Dell hardware for use with Ubuntu (hence, linux). Here is a link to the Ubuntu page listing the Dell hardware that has been certified.

http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/make/Dell
 
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