[Sidefx-houdini-list] laptop

zoran arizanovic zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 13:01:20 EST 2008


we had huge debate in summer here and after that i bought thinkpad t61p with
xp and quadro fx 350
so far I am very happy
z

On Jan 8, 2008 5:15 PM, John Coldrick <jc at axyzfx.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday 08 January 2008 10:56, Peter Robbinson wrote:
> > My new laptop is an HP. I needed something quick and portable. HP
> > pavilion dv2500. A quarter of the weight of the acer, and being 4 years
> > newer much faster.
>
>        I snagged one of those recently too.  Unfortunately it came with
> Vista
> 32bit(despite being a 64 bit core 2 duo), which sucks incredibly.  I was
> told
> by the salesman that installing XP64 was a bad idea because HP claims not
> all
> the drivers for the hardware are backported to XP.  I'm not sure how much
> to
> believe that since I dual boot it now with SUSE 10.2 and it works fine(and
> SUSE runs a million miles more efficiently than vista).  I just cant be
> bothered uninstalling vista at this point for how much I use it, but it
> really is the worse OS ever.  They horribly screwed up - XP is pretty
> good.
>
>        Anyway, yes, HP is making nice laptops now.  I was told to avoid
> the
> following:  Dell, AMD cpus and any graphics card other than NVidia.  Be
> sure
> to get Intel Core 2 Duos(both AMD and Intel have chosen deliberately
> confusing cpu naming schemes for their laptop products to confuse non-tech
> savvy users).
>
>        Cheers,
>
>        J.C.
>
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