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john_deaux
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:51 pm    Post subject: Modern Laptop for Gentoo? Reply with quote

Hi All,

I'd like to buy a new laptop just for Gentoo and would like some recommendations. I'm a Mac person so my first preference would be that (Air), but am not adverse to getting a PC/Linux/Other compatible alternatives. Do not want to run a VM as I want direct access to the hardware.

Any modern variants work without too much fiddling?

Sorry if this is in the wrong section.

Kind Regards,

John
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go with at least one i5 Haswell processor and 8GB RAM. If you can afford, 16GB RAM and SSD disk.
(I just program and surfe the web, no video needs)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple hardware is fairly expensive for the quality you get. Unless you need something only available from Apple, you will probably get a better value elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can find information about running Gentoo on various laptops here, including how much fiddling is required:
http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Category:Computers
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chithanh wrote:
You can find information about running Gentoo on various laptops here, including how much fiddling is required:
http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Category:Computers


That's exactly what I was looking for but could not find.

Thank You!
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