[TriLUG] Help me decide

William Sutton william at trilug.org
Tue Mar 4 11:07:47 EST 2014

For whatever it's worth... when I did my laptop research recently, I found 
a lot of comments on the Lenovo web site about the current generation of 
trackpads on their laptops.  The complaints seemed to be all over, not 
specific to a single model.  A lot of people wishing they still had last 
year's model...

William Sutton

On Mon, 3 Mar 2014, Ken MacKenzie wrote:

> I am thinking of getting the Acer 720P chromebook.  The one with the touch
> screen.
> This:
> http://www.amazon.com/Acer-C720P-Chromebook-11-6-Inch-Touchscreen/dp/B00GSEOV7U
> Figure I will use Chrome a bit and use crouton to install wheezy as a
> chroot.
> My alternatives to that are a more expensive ultrabook or maybe an ideapad
> s210 from lenovo or something similar.  Touch screen is not a big deal but
> could be useful and well thin and light and good battery is a concern.
> I guess the trade off is with the chromebook no windows (that is a plus)
> good battery life and with linux in the chroot chromeos will handle the
> drivers so in particular the touchscreen should work well even under linux.
> The pro of the alternatives is of course perhaps more horsepower and local
> storage.  The con is if there is a touch screen linux might not work with
> it that well.
> What would you do hotshot?
> Ken
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