Sunday, December 21, 2008

2008-12-21 Sunday - My Next Laptop...

I know what I want in my next laptop:

  • Quad-Core cpu processors

  • 1TB of storage, via solid-state drives

  • 2009-03-06 Update: Hmmmm...SSD Disadvantages

  • Running a 64-bit version of Linux (Fedora or perhaps Ubuntu)

This looks like a promising candidate:

Lenovo to release ThinkPad laptop with 2 LCD screens
The ThinkPad W700ds appears to be the first laptop ever to sport two LCD screens -- a 17-in. primary and a 10.6-in. secondary screen.

The souped-up "mobile workstation," as Lenovo calls it, also comes with customers' choice of quad-core Intel Core 2 processors and Nvidia Quadro mobile graphics CPU with as many as 128 cores. It also comes with as much as 8GB of DDR3 memory and a pair of hard drive/solid-state drive bays for up to 960GB of storage.

The W700ds is expected to be available in January starting at $3,600.

Perhaps by next summer there will be even more competitive choices.

2009-03-10 Update:
Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows

Living free with Linux: Round 2

Installing Linux software 101 for Windows users