Re: [LAU] Linux Laptops

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From: carmen <_@...>
To: <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 3:36 am

re Lenovo. i'll never buy from them for a while. been using a Sony VAIO X for about a year now but don't do much audio or i'd want something faster than an Atom. heres my x200 review:

my x200 tablet has been nightmarish.

it seems to 'fry' network cards every couple of months. i replaced the stock 5100 card with a 5300, and it happened again!

the card just disappears from the device manager (win7) and lspci (linux) until a hard power cycle. its accelerated to the point where it breaks within 30 seconds of startup

my 380D thinkpad also fried PCMCIA cards, and any CF cards in adaptors. i actually heard zaps. +19V into a part requiring 3.3V or something? really f'd up.

X200 takes 20 minutes to POST, after a BIOS upgrade i ran hoping to fix the wireless. i keep upgrading t the new BIOSes and the problem still isnt fixed, and BIOS downgrades fail.

what about never rebooting? well hard freezes occur at least once a day.

its 2 years old,cant even figure out if its covered on warranty, support wants a Serial/SKU which unfortunately i peeled off soon after purchasing and none of my email addys pop up on lenovo's direct-purchase 'forgot my password' option..

my Thinkpad A21m fell apart, quite quickly. granted it was one of the cheap plastic ones, the modern equivalent being ideapad.

i guess you can say i havent experienced the "Thinkpad Quality". in fact theyre hitting 0 for 3

i should just go back to Apple, my 1992 Mac LCII still runs fine on NetBSD
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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)