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July 18, 2012, 10:54:08 AM
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Cyberpowerpc has a line of laptops that are pretty cheap for whats in them, go on the site and you can customize the parts yourself. You save about 100$ by not asking for windows to be bundled (you said you wanted to use ubuntu) and of course the screens are full hd!

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July 18, 2012, 10:56:05 AM
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3 btc bounty for a computer on amazon that WONT run ubuntu  Cheesy

Acer Aspire... I bought one Sad
My Acer S3 ultrabook worked with ubuntu though, and some hitches were removed with the help of this guide : http://www.linlap.com/wiki/acer+aspire+s3

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July 18, 2012, 11:23:07 AM
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3 btc bounty for a computer on amazon that WONT run ubuntu  Cheesy

Acer Aspire... I bought one Sad
My Acer S3 ultrabook worked with ubuntu though, and some hitches were removed with the help of this guide : http://www.linlap.com/wiki/acer+aspire+s3

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/series/aspireoned270

this is what i bought. chip is not linux friendly :/

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July 18, 2012, 11:23:29 AM
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You could always use Spinrite on your current machine to get more mileage out of it. Regular use of Spinrite has kept some of my old drives going and it resurrected one of them. (I have no vested interests in grc.com products, apart from liking how useful they are.)

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July 19, 2012, 01:42:15 AM
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If it were me I would get an Lenovo X series or a Macbook Air...
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July 19, 2012, 01:51:03 AM
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i have the A53E-AS31-RD from Asus, i must say the laptop just work, also is a little bulky, i mean if your looking for portability you should check another brand or an ultrabook
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July 19, 2012, 01:55:30 AM
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Even though the bounty is already collected (and this is not Amazon), I feel like vouching for Zareason, I bought my last laptop from them: https://zareason.com/shop/Laptops/

They sell computers (even a tablet!) built for free/open source systems. I asked for an Atheros wi-fi chipset so I am able to run 100% free operating systems such as http://trisquel.info without any proprietary drivers or programs needed for use.

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July 19, 2012, 04:30:27 PM
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If it were me I would get an Lenovo X series or a Macbook Air...
I love how only one guy has mentioned a Lenovo so far. I currently have an Edge series laptop that I only use for word processing, web browsing, and streaming video. The Edge series maxes out around $1200, I believe, but there are other options from Lenovo that you should seriously consider, such as the W series. You get nVidia Quadro series cards (which are really used for professional 3D modeling, but are also very applicable for gaming) and overall it's quite a nice package. You don't get Dell's shoddy build quality, nor HP's. You don't get the outrageous prices of Apple and the useless OSX. Lenovo's are legendary for their build quality and customer support. I've had multiple Dell laptops, an Acer, and an old IBM; guess which still works perfectly after 10 years? The IBM (now Lenovo).

The W530 (I know, I sound like a salesman) is probably the best package from Lenovo for you, but don't let that stop you from exploring other options from them. It starts at $1200 and can go beyond $2k, but for around $1800 you'll get a great system with everything you're looking for. It even has a backlit keyboard!
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July 19, 2012, 04:38:31 PM
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Macbook or Macbook Pro. They are sweet machines.
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July 19, 2012, 05:09:10 PM
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July 19, 2012, 05:27:03 PM
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I'd buy a ThinkPad T430s Notebook... really like thet T410, but make sure to get a SSD!
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January 19, 2013, 09:48:05 PM
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For your budget, you can try getting one of the latest Razer "Blade" laptops which is really powerful.




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January 20, 2013, 01:25:25 AM
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http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-ideapad-u410-1090145/review

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January 20, 2013, 05:36:05 AM
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January 29, 2013, 09:25:53 PM
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Nice bounty

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