Thanks, the OS wont be a problem then. I think ill go with ubuntu since i dont have that much experience with linuxSonOfAMotherlessGoat wrote:If it's a new laptop that you are buying then it most likely will run Ubuntu with no problem. (I have 16.04 running a server with 256MB RAM and 7.5G HD space. The Ubuntu guides show 2G HD and 512MB RAM for minimal install with Desktop)
I suppose ill try it out and see how it goes.Heater wrote:I have no idea who Ubuntu is aimed at. It never works for me.
It's just Debian taken and broken in interesting ways.
that can be expanded to 8GB RAMfruitoftheloom wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-B50-10 ... 1966195241
They're less rubbish at running Linux, but still rubbish.rpdom wrote:Nope, still rubbish.blaablaaguy wrote:Are celeron processers any good? I heard they were rubbish, but that was about the older ones..
blc wrote:To be honest, unless you have some specific aesthetic requirements in mind then I would recommend a second-hand Lenovo ThinkPad, either something in the "thin & light" X-series or the "regular" T-series. They go for silly money second hand because so many businesses buy them and dump them into the second-hand market when their refresh cycle rolls around. The x240 for example goes for around £250 to £500, depending on spec (see this ebay search for completed listings: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... 5573.m1684); SSDs are very cheap now and RAM prices are insanely low at the moment, so it might even be worthwhile getting a cheaper model then upgrading the RAM & HDD yourself (although obviously the cheaper you go the worse the condition will probably be).
Of course you don't get a warranty with second-hand equipment, but Lenovo make it extremely easy to replace parts with freely-accessible service manuals and simple disassembly procedures. Hell, with your budget you can afford a brand new T460 with an i3 processor (http://shop.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/th ... ries/t460/), and an i5 model isn't that much over.
Installing Ubuntu on pretty much any ThinkPad from pretty much the last decade should not be a problem.
Sorry, I'll shut up now, I'm starting to sound like a fanboy!