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  • #46
    I just wonder why Michael has to spend time in Russia to focus on a new PTS release? Too much distraction at home?

    Buy a laptop with AMD (Kabini would be of interest indeed), non-glare screen and in any case (intel, AMD, ARM, whatever) without any Microsoft tax.
    Tell us about screen, battery runtime and how the keyboards feels and the keyboard layout. Most important factors on a notebook in my opinion. Besides Interfaces, but nearly no laptop today features a good set of interfaces.

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    • #47
      Vaio pro 13.

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      • #48
        So far I'm leaning towards an ASUS device (Zenbook perhaps).... I would also love to get a Lenovo again, but if buying from Lenovo.com it looks like their ship times are mostly 2+ weeks out so that wouldn't work for me since I need the device in the next 2 weeks. But will be making final decisions on purchases on Friday / whenever seeing really good deals.

        Originally posted by Adarion View Post
        I just wonder why Michael has to spend time in Russia to focus on a new PTS release? Too much distraction at home?
        Setting up new office there.
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Metroid_III View Post
          Ask away, I have one. Everythings great except I never figured out or cared enough to make the discrete card do jack, so I just shut it off with acpi_call. Any ideas? I imagine even if I got it rendering something though I'd be better off with the results from the Intel :P
          I have a Samsung as well, but an older version (the one with HD 6750m). Like you, I also have disabled the discrete graphics. I got some advices on how to get the discrete working with the open source drivers but I just didn't have time to try it out (very busy these days). Catalyst was a complete failiure with broken vertical sync. The only other thing I couldn't get to work well is the internal mic which has a lot of noise, so I have to use a USB headset whenever I want to voice chat. Have you seen a similar issue with the mic?

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          • #50
            I've been interested in the Lenovo y510p with dual graphics and ssd, i5 or i7. A gaming laptop on a student budget and chance to test sli and ssd caching could be a couple interesting articles beyond a new laptop review. For the low end a Haswell pentuim or celleron would be nice as AMDs budget offerings really don't offer anything new.
            My 2 cents.

            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            So far I'm leaning towards an ASUS device (Zenbook perhaps).... I would also love to get a Lenovo again, but if buying from Lenovo.com it looks like their ship times are mostly 2+ weeks out so that wouldn't work for me since I need the device in the next 2 weeks. But will be making final decisions on purchases on Friday / whenever seeing really good deals.



            Setting up new office there.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by sarmad View Post
              I have a Samsung as well, but an older version (the one with HD 6750m). Like you, I also have disabled the discrete graphics. I got some advices on how to get the discrete working with the open source drivers but I just didn't have time to try it out (very busy these days). Catalyst was a complete failiure with broken vertical sync. The only other thing I couldn't get to work well is the internal mic which has a lot of noise, so I have to use a USB headset whenever I want to voice chat. Have you seen a similar issue with the mic?
              No my mic has been fine. Perhaps take a look with alsamixer at your capture settings.

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              • #52
                Linux laptops for 3D artist!!

                Hi,
                I'd like to see the HP Pavilion DV6 (Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce GT) and an HP ZBook mobile workstation



                Cheers!

                Luca,Italy

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                • #53
                  Acer c720 chromebook

                  Another vote for a chrome book. I'm thinking about getting the $200 Acer c720 Chromebook which has the haswell celeron processor in it. Would love to know how well it goes with Linux.

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