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Postby heiowge » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:40 am

My wife needs a new laptop. Being a woman, her only criteria is that it's pink. :roll:

Problem is that I think that hp and dell are the only ones making pink laptops. I'd rather not get one of those due to the shifts they're making to software. It makes me nervous for their hardware lines...

Ok, so I need a little help here. The spec I need is that it needs to be below £400 and she doesn't want a smaller screen, so it needs to be above 17".

Any recommends?
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Postby johnhudson » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:25 am

Not sure if it is the right shade but there's one here

http://www.acerdirect.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_Gemstone_Laptops/cat.asp

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Postby heiowge » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:30 am

We managed to get one of these ex-display (there were none available within 30 miles or for delivery that weren't ex display):

http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Laptops/buy-AS ... top/733725

Paid £299.99.

And the real bonus? I get her old one to experiment with Arch for a while before we ebay it. :D
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Postby ScannerDarkly » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:43 am

Get a Lenovo Thinkpad and duckduckgo laptop paint jobs!
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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:02 am

heiowge wrote:We managed to get one of these ex-display (there were none available within 30 miles or for delivery that weren't ex display):

http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Laptops/buy-AS ... top/733725


Cool. I got an ASUS A52F at the weekend -- seems good!

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Postby heiowge » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:46 am

I quite like Asus. I have an eeepc and my old eeepc went my daughter when she turned 8.
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Postby ScannerDarkly » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:46 pm

Anything but a Leemote Yoolong with a free BIOS is an enemy of your freedom.
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Postby M-Saunders » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:36 am

ScannerDarkly wrote:Anything but a Leemote Yoolong with a free BIOS is an enemy of your freedom.


Yeah, because I find I really can't get anything done without reading my BIOS source code. If only my BIOS was open -- then I'd have the freedom to program, browse the web, watch videos, listen to music, play games, talk to friends, and have an awesome time.

Oh wait, I already have those freedoms. Because my definition of "freedom" is much more sensible than yours :-)

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Postby ScannerDarkly » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:04 am

M-Saunders wrote:
ScannerDarkly wrote:Anything but a Leemote Yoolong with a free BIOS is an enemy of your freedom.


Yeah, because I find I really can't get anything done without reading my BIOS source code. If only my BIOS was open -- then I'd have the freedom to program, browse the web, watch videos, listen to music, play games, talk to friends, and have an awesome time.

Oh wait, I already have those freedoms. Because my definition of "freedom" is much more sensible than yours :-)

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Mike, I'd already figured you didn't respect user freedom, as I've noticed your articles in "Linux Format" -- or what I've recently taken to calling "GNU/Linux Format" -- are released under a non-free font.
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Postby M-Saunders » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:28 am

Image

Reasonable trolling effort -- I'd give it 6/10 as I took you slightly seriously in the first post. But the second post let it down I'm afraid!

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Postby nelz » Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:51 am

ScannerDarkly wrote:Mike, I'd already figured you didn't respect user freedom, as I've noticed your articles in "Linux Format" -- or what I've recently taken to calling "GNU/Linux Format" -- are released under a non-free font.


It's worse than that, the non-free fonts are printed on non-free paper using non-free ink.

On the other hand, all my contributions are sent in using free electrons.
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Postby heiowge » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:20 pm

I don't mind paying for my non-free mag. If it's real freedom you want, please talk to this picture of my hand free of charge:

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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:29 pm

nelz wrote:free electrons.


What sort of free electrons?

Free as in liberated, or free as in cost? I suppose you didn't pay to create them, but someone paid for them to be moved around and to be liberated in the first place
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
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Postby nelz » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:22 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote:What sort of free electrons?

Free as in liberated, or free as in cost?


Free as in liberated. They wander around as they please, which is why my copy sometimes arrives late.
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Postby M-Saunders » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:28 pm

Heiowge, that picture is also useful for performing an internet high-five!

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