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amd64 laptop choice
  • From: "Len Zaifman" <leonardz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 21:57:49 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <53868.142.20.63.32.1097186114.squirrel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
would like to replace a 4 year old Sony VAIO with a an AMD64 laptop. What
experience is there ? What works?

I looked at the AcerFerrari 3400 which looks good, except for the broadcom
networking (both the 10/100/1000 RJ45 and the wireless are broadcom )
which I hear doesn't work well with OpenBSD. How does this work on linux??

I can also look at a more customised system below
Both laptops are based on:

VIA K8T800+VT8235CE chipset:

Should I comnsider any other lamd64 laptops?

The laptop will be a dual boot

OpenBSD 3.6 / Suse Linux 9.1 (and hopefully no windows)



Customised solution:

EUROCOM D400K PYTHON

Summary
Base System 15-inch XGA (1024-by-768 pixels)

Wireless WLAN 802.11b/g WLAN; internal miniPCI; IntelĀ® PRO Wireless 2200

Processor 3200+ AMD Athlon64 Mobile; 62W; 754-pin; 1MB cache

Memory 1024MB (2x512MB) DDR333 PC2700 200pin - 1 SODIMM
Video Module 64MB ATi Mobility Radeon 9700
Hard Drive 60GB (2.5'') 7,200rpm w/8MB cache

Internal Card Reader 3-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MS/MMC)

Optical Drive 4x Slot Super DVD Multi Drive (DVD-RAM/+RW/-RW; CD-RW;
DVD/CD-ROM) with Software

or


System 17-inch Wide-Screen UltraBright WSXGA+ (1680-by-1050 pixels) -
EUROCOM D470K PYTHON


Wireless WLAN 802.11b/g WLAN; internal miniPCI; IntelĀ® PRO Wireless 2200
Bluetooth Module

Processor 3200+ AMD Athlon64 Mobile; 62W; 754-pin; 1MB cache
Memory 1GB (2x 512MB) DDR333 PC2700 200pin - 2 SODIMM
Hard Drive 60GB (2.5'') 7,200rpm w/8MB cache

Operating System

Keyboard (Language) Keyboard - U.S. English


Internal Card Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MS/MMC/MS-Pro)

Optical Drive 4x Slot Super DVD Multi Drive (DVD-RAM/+RW/-RW; CD-RW;
DVD/CD-ROM) with Software


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Len Zaifman
Systems Manager, Supercomputing Systems
Centre for Computational Biology
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ont. M5G 1X8
leonardz@xxxxxxxxxxx
(416)813-5513


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