$DragonFly: doc/notes/compat_laptops.txt,v 1.1 2005/01/07 19:08:17 dillon Exp $
This file contains a very incomplete list of laptops known to work
reasonably well with DragonFly.
I have an hp pavilion zt3020us (also sold as the hp pavilion nx7000 i
believe and a compaq x1000). 3+ hours battery life, 15.4" wxga,
radeon 9200 (not really since the intel chipset doesn't support agp
8x, and thats the only difference between the 9200 and the 9100 i
believe). A little heavier than I'd like at about 6 lbs, but
everything works except suspend. Wireless is supported through a
third party driver, or the ndis wrapper. Also, it has one firewire
port than is mini, but it does work to mount my ipod off of.
For what it is worth, my IBM r32 seems to be well supported. I got this
refurb'd with a 3 Year IBM warranty for $800 from off-leasecomputers.com.
I have wireless, Xfree86, and sound working, I have not had time to play
with sleep/suspend, firewire, etc. but it all seems to be seen. Battery
life is about 2 hours.
In general, I think the IBM laptops are well supported (and well
supported in Linux). TechBargains had a good deal on a t42 a couple of
"IBM Thinkpad t42 Centrino $1199 - January 5, 2005
IBM has the light 4.5lb Thinkpad t42 Centrino Notebook Pentium M 1.6Ghz
256MB/40GB, DVD/CDRW, 14.1in screen, 802.11g, Gigabit Ethernet $1199.20
shipped free, save $300. $29.99 upgrade to Office 2003 Basic. "
I've had good success with my Sony VAIO TR3A, and my older
Sony VAIO PCG-F560. I haven't tried sleep mode on the TR3A and the
Sony BIOS does not have any modes that use the full width of its
screen (why Sony would not include such a mode is beyond me), but
everything else appears to work pretty well.