So I want to get a laptop and put Linux on it
Rym's musings and rantings over the past few weeks about a new computer coupled with the various rumblings concerning Linux have gotten me thinking. I've been looking at laptops for months now, trying to sort through the literally hundreds of choices for something extremely cost effective (read CHEAP), light, and powerful. Today I realized that if I manage to find something that suits my tastes I could put Linux on it and not look back. I'd just keep my Desktop around for anything that might require Windows, such as gaming and whatnot, but for the most part the laptop would be my primary machine.
Of course I didn't just post this to let everyone know, I want some feedback. Has anyone else looked into this lately? I'm concerned about only three things:
- Price (It's gotta be under $1000, preferably under $800, which as you might guess is why I haven't found anything decent yet.)
- Power (as I have a laptop right now but it doesn't get used because it chugs WAY too much)
- Weight/Portability (I plan on using it on my lap while sitting comfortably on the sofa so I don't want an 8 pound behemoth)