Subject: Re: Recommendation on laptops, notebooks or portables for NetBSD.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com>
From: Sean J. Schluntz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/17/2002 09:29:10
>2. ThinkPad A31p. This is why I'm selling the Pavilion. APM works (but you
>have to be on a text console or the display won't come back). Video works,
>audio works. Hardware "mute" button, which is occasionally useful. CD
>burner/DVD drive, serial, USB, bluetooth, firewire, built-in wireless. 10/100
>ethernet works, modem doesn't.
>The ThinkPad is awesome. I liked the HP, but the ThinkPad is better. (It
>should be; it cost nearly twice as much!)
I second the vote for ThinkPads in general. I've run NetBSD on both
A2x and T2x models and have loved it (though I perfer the T models since
they are lighter). They are also fairly rugged (one of my friends went
down at 75mph on a motorcycle and landed on his backpack, which contained
the a T20. When he got out of the hospital he brought the laptop in
and after plugging it in to an external monitor it ran just fine (screen
was a gonner though).).