New Laptop for Linux

Today, I bought Dell Inspiron 15 3521 Laptop to continue with my experiment & transition. Why a new laptop one might ask! the reason being obvious that my wife and kid are not used to Linux at this point and it will become a headache for me. The specs are great for the price tag (Rs. 43,000)

  • Intel i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz
  • 4GB DDR @ 1600Mhz (one module)
  • Seagate 500GB disk 5400rpm
  • 15.6″ Display
  • 4 Cell Battery
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS pre-loaded
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Pakistan Office Products (POP) Warrenty (local – good thing)

I was initially into getting a used notebook/laptop but the market is very biased and a 10 year old bulky and feature-less laptop costs me approx 25,000-30,000. I went for this laptop because I did not wanted to bang my head trying to figure out how to do trivial things on a decade old laptop which should have been in the grave by now. The other reason why I chose a good laptop was that I disagree with the phenomenon widely spead throughout the internet that you should buy a good laptop for non-Linux but any trash thing can run Linux, and later you compare the “performance” with non-Linux OS running Gen4 processors (facepalm). So far so good 🙂

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