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Gentlenoob
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Yet another laptop buyers help request Reply with quote

Dear all,

I'm about to replace one of my aging laptops (no hurry yet, just somewhat triggered by last months updates). Of course the new box has to run Gentoo (dual-bootable with Windows), thus I'd prefer a more potent CPU and some RAM. Graphics and multimedia on the other hand could be modest.

Recently, quad core laptops (i5-8250) in the 600 - 700 Euro range (about my threshold) seem to become more widespread, like e.g. this one (in German, sorry, but specs possibly decipherable):
http://www.mediamarkt.de/de/product/_lenovo-ideapad-320-2355723.html

Based on articles like
https://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=25319
I'm guesstimating that it might work with recent kernels, but I've yet to find some more convincing information (ideally a successful install). If you may have some more hints, caveats, insights,etc.: Please share!

TIA,
Ralph
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had a Lenovo laptop, but I have two recent Lenovo desktops running Gentoo without any issues. I've also generally had good success putting Gentoo on HP and Dell laptops.

I think you're unlikely to have any real driver issues if you buy something off the shelf.
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