Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?

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To: Josh Lawrence <hardbop200@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 12:49 am

On 02/14/2011 11:41 PM, Josh Lawrence wrote:

LOL, Are you serious? I'd rather expect more audio-related constraints
here :)

IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad: They got about everything right:
from the inside: hardware IRQ routing: 1394 and at least 1 USB IRQ is
not shared with other devices - some models even allow to re-assign
these in the BIOS: that's great for connecting external audio interfaces
and achieving low latency;
the VGA (or DVI) out works OOTB on GNU/Linux; as does Wifi (double check
options when configuring/buying), suspend/resume; heck it even reports
temperature of the battery and allows to set high/low water-marks for
battery charge cycles.

to the outside: the keyboard and mouse-buttons have a healthy
press-depth and perfectly balanced resistance. There's even water drain
in the keyboard(!), very very robust casing, easily replaceable HDD,
almost no fan noise, etc.

On top of it: they do have low power consumption (long battery life) and
are "green" in terms of environment and recycling. Besides: GNU/Linux
support is amazing: thinkwiki.org

I do like the screen contrast, although the only disadvantage I can
think of is that it's sometimes not bright enough for a green on black
terminal in direct sunlight :) Oh and the built-in speaker (at least on
this X60s and also on the T401) is total crap.

Alas it's not a cheap solution, OTOH it really pays off.

Check the list-archive this is a recurring subject: just a few weeks ago
there was this "Firewire linuxaudio laptops, recomendations?" thread.

2c,
robin
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[LAU] Linux Laptops?, Josh Lawrence, (Mon Feb 14, 10:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 1:33 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ken Restivo, (Tue Feb 15, 10:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Paul Coccoli, (Thu Feb 17, 3:30 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joe Hartley, (Wed Feb 16, 3:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Gwenhwyfaer, (Thu Feb 17, 1:48 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Peder Hedlund, (Wed Feb 16, 8:05 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 1:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ken Restivo, (Wed Feb 16, 2:07 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joe Hartley, (Wed Feb 16, 3:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Dominic , (Wed Feb 16, 10:59 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, immanuel litzroth, (Wed Feb 16, 11:26 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 2:11 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Cedric Roux, (Wed Feb 16, 8:35 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 9:29 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Arnold Krille, (Wed Feb 16, 10:12 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Jouni Rinne, (Thu Feb 17, 5:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Thu Feb 17, 7:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ken Restivo, (Wed Feb 16, 2:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ray Rashif, (Wed Feb 16, 7:18 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Wed Feb 16, 3:55 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Christian Einfeldt, (Tue Feb 15, 6:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Ng Oon-Ee, (Wed Feb 16, 12:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Arnold Krille, (Tue Feb 15, 1:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joel Roth, (Tue Feb 15, 1:37 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Robin Gareus, (Tue Feb 15, 12:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Josh Lawrence, (Tue Feb 15, 1:31 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Jim Eastman, (Tue Feb 15, 1:15 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Hartmut Noack, (Tue Feb 15, 10:19 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Bernardo Barros, (Tue Feb 15, 10:42 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops, carmen, (Tue Feb 15, 3:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Monty Montgomery, (Tue Feb 15, 12:02 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Josh Lawrence, (Wed Feb 16, 3:54 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, (Thu Feb 17, 4:10 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, david, (Thu Feb 17, 9:45 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Monty Montgomery, (Thu Feb 17, 5:02 am)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, Joe Hartley, (Tue Feb 15, 3:22 pm)
Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops?, plutek, (Tue Feb 15, 3:26 pm)