[FoRK] New laptop: Macbook vs. brand X + Ubuntu

Reese howell.r at inkworkswell.com
Mon May 3 06:28:49 PDT 2010


On 23-Apr-10 03:11, David Edmondson wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Apr 2010 17:01:13 -0700 (PDT), "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
>> You do pay a premium for the [Apple] hardware.
> 
> Based on a little browsing of the Apple and Lenovo websites, the premium
> appears to be around 10%.

...

> An unexpected benefit of a long-ago Macbook purchase was the
> availability of the iFixit guides. I was able to replace a broken fan in
> a three year old machine for £20 rather than paying ~£100 to someone
> else.

My Sony Vaio is 10 years old, I've never had any problems with it. Sony
and their DRM foibles leave me reluctant to purchase another Sony laptop
however, so I'm also looking for x386/compatible offerings to consider.

Reese





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