Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
Beta Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: US
Posts: 1
Question Looking for a new laptop

Hi all! I'm completely new to this.

I like gaming, cats, drawing and cars. I run Linux Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx on an ASUS Eee PC 1005HA.
My computer screen is broken, so I'm plugged into a monitor, external keyboard and mouse.

My computer is very slow, immobile and tiny. I'm looking for a new laptop, and these are my criteria:

Must have at least 2 Ghz of processing speed

Must come with either Windows Vista and up or Linux 10.04 and up. I am avoiding Apple and Chromebook like the plague (No offence Apple users)

I'd like something with at least 300 GB of hard drive space and at least 2 GB of RAM (I need to be able to upgrade to at least 4)

I want it to be SMALL. Under 15" would be preferable. Under 14 would be best. I DO NOT want another netbook. I don't care how expensive it is. Speaking of expensive...

I'm getting a new computer because I went to Dragon*Con this past weekend, and raised a bit too much money. Whatever I get needs to cost under $353, including tax. The less expensive the better. I will look at used computers, so don't be afraid to send me eBay links.

I. WILL. NOT. GET. AN, ACER. I don't care how many reviews they have, I will not have one. I have gone through three Acers, all of which had great reviews. Every single one died within two years. I have been happy with ASUS (I own an ASUS computer and tablet, and have been quite happy with both), will consider a Toshiba or Sony, and would prefer to stay away from Gateway or HP, though I will consider both. As I said before, I am avoiding Macs and Chromebooks. I am a cheap, open-source kind of gal.

I play Minecraft. Simple as that. I need something powerful enough to play Minecraft as well as other games.

Something with flash support would be good. Java is needed.

WOW I am picky. I have found a computer that fits all of these, but it only has semi-ok reviews. People don't like the space bar. Here's the link: [link].
(I'd get one in a different color. Pink is so not my color. Maybe lime green?)

Any help in making this decision would be appreciated. Thanks!!

linuxforthewin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
rowcon123's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: England
Posts: 762

Yes seems a nice little laptop perfect for u
rowcon123 is offline   Reply With Quote

1005ha, asus, laptop, linux, minecraft

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0