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Okay, so I'm looking for a laptop. I want a PC that has full capabilities to run Linux (Ubuntu). I'm thinking of getting an HP because of all the great things I've heard. I'd like an i3 or i5 processor or an AMD Phenom. I'm going to be doing web design and some Photoshop and video editing. Although I need a computer that will last a while even if someday I'll want to switch to hard core video editing or something. I've been looking at something like this one: alt text

I like the idea of having a fingerprint reader in the laptop, too. Although I know it wouldn't work with Ubuntu.

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asked Oct 02 '10 at 14:44

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edited Oct 02 '10 at 14:55

to get an i5 or a phenom, you will need to up your budget

(Oct 03 '10 at 05:06) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

You want an i5 and an ati 4800 - 5700 if possible. dont get asus either

answered Oct 02 '10 at 14:47

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Tim Fontana

Why no Asus? I knew that Acer is horrible, but I've heard some good things about Asus.

(Oct 02 '10 at 14:48) DanielHep DanielHep's gravatar image

i had one, and it made this high pitched noise, i sent it back twice and they only made it worse, and a lot of them have this problem

(Oct 02 '10 at 14:57) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Okay, point accepted. A few of my friends have them and they don't seem to have this problem, though.

(Oct 02 '10 at 15:00) DanielHep DanielHep's gravatar image

i wouldn't risk it though

(Oct 02 '10 at 15:00) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image

Yeah, I know, I won't. I've wanted an HP anyways.

(Oct 02 '10 at 15:09) DanielHep DanielHep's gravatar image

HP's failure rate for Pavilions is one of the highest in the industry. I can't see how anyone, knowing this, would take an HP notebook over an ASUS (which have among the lowest)

(Oct 03 '10 at 01:52) Victor Victor's gravatar image

read my link, thats why you don't get asus

(Oct 03 '10 at 05:05) Tim Fontana Tim%20Fontana's gravatar image
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Come on, can't someone help me with this? It's not an answered question yet, people.

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answered Oct 02 '10 at 15:24

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I'd go for an HP/Compaq, the minimum graphics card that you will want would be an ATI Radeon 4200.

  • The minimum processor you will want would be a 2.1ghz Dual Core, steer clear from Pentiums and Celerons.

  • At least 2GB of RAM, preferably 4GB.

  • No Hard Drive below 160gb.

answered Oct 02 '10 at 18:09

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edited Oct 02 '10 at 18:10

For me, I wouldn't go HP. Try something from Dell. Maybe one of the new Dell Inspiron laptops?

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answered Oct 03 '10 at 17:45

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