Dell Studio 1747 Laptop: One Fatal Flaw Away from Linux Perfection
Sep 03, 2010, 14:06 (4 Talkback[s])
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"If you're looking for a workhorse, desktop replacement laptop
it's hard to find one more powerful than the Dell Studio 1747.
Armed with an Intel Core i7, a 17″ inch display, and as much
RAM as you'll find in any laptop, the 1747 is a monster. Power
aside, how does it fare as a Linux box? Almost perfect, but with
one major flaw.
"A few days ago, I caught a special on Geeks.com for a
refurbished Dell Studio 1747 with the Core i7-720QM CPU, 8GB of
RAM, a 500GB 7,200 RPM hard drive, and 17″ display at
1,600×900 resolution. It's priced around $1,000 new as
configured, and the Geeks price was less than $900. I was looking
for a good laptop that had enough horsepower, storage, and screen
space that it'd be equally useful in the home office and on the
road and it looked like the Dell fit the bill."