Recommended Linux Laptops, suppliers? I ORDERED A DELL

Alex Martelli aleax at
Fri Mar 14 10:45:59 CET 2003

Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
>         Probably less than you might think. As I recall, the Latitude line
>         is
> Dell's "corporate" laptop -- the one marketed to IT departments who
> would buy lots of them in one standardized configuration. It tends to
> be one generation behind "state of the art". For "state of the art",
> one would look at the Dell Inspiron (which is pushed toward the home
> consumer).

Absolutely correct in terms of "state of the art" -- the "Highlights"
of the two series start, for Inspiron, with "Emphasizes newest
notebook technology", for Latitude, "Emphasizes durable, proven
technology" -- very sharp contrast here.


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