[LAU] new laptop configuration

daniel gomez danielgomezmarin at gmail.com
Mon Jan 12 12:33:49 UTC 2015

Hey guys thanks for your answers.

I have taken a very close look at the System76 and Think Penguin laptops
and they seem to be good candidates.

The problem about those is that I live in Europe and there is a high tax
for overseas computers purchases.

In this context, an extra question for this post is if there are any europe
based companies packing up robust linux laptops. I have made my search but
have not found any companies of the sort of S76 or TP and it is a bit

Thanks again

El 10/01/2015 16:22, "david" <gnome at hawaii.rr.com> escribió:

> On 01/10/2015 08:51 AM, daniel gomez wrote:
>> Hello
>> I am an Ubuntu 12.04 user in an 7yr old laptop.
>> At this moment I urge a hardware improvement for my work which is: sound
>> synthesis and processing controlled by external data via USB (kinect
>> sensor and customa arduino based sensors) and WiFi (osc data).
>> So i have to make an investment in a powerful laptop with the proper
>> configuration for my needs which could be translated into:
>> * very powerful processor for the dsp algorithms
>> * 3+ usb ports (not hubs) so i can connect the external sensors and an
>> external soundcard
>> * a good wireless card that would not use any resources from the main
>> processor
>> * a video card that would not interfere with the main processor
> I have System76 Gazelle Pro 9 laptop. Uses Intel 2.4GHz i7 Haswell
> processor, has 4 USB ports (2 USB3, 2 USB2, don't know about its hub setup
> inside). I don't use wireless on it (when I'm at home, I use wired; when
> mobile, I'm just recording). It has Intel HD4600 video that doesn't seem to
> interfere with anything.
>  Although I think i know the basic needs, I can not name the
>> manufacturers or models of the processor, board, video and wireless card
>> that would make my system work the best.
> Only reason I'd avoid the Gazelle Pro 9 now is that the keyboard is not
> good at all. It seems to be very sensitive to the angle at which you strike
> a key; strike it just a little off center or at a bit of an angle and it
> doesn't pick up the keystroke. Its keyboard is about 2/3 the width of my
> favorite clicky IBM AT keyboard. The spacing of the keys seems just a bit
> off, it's very easy to strike between the keys ... There are a lot of
> complaints about the keyboard on the System76 support forum, which I didn't
> look at before I bought the machine.
>  It would be of great help if you could help me choose these elements
>> based on your positive experience on any of them and even more it would
>> be great if you could recommend a specific commercial laptop that could
>> have these features/elements already packed.
> When I was looking to replace my previous laptop, folk on the list here
> frequently recommended Lenovo laptops.
>  Thanks for your help
>> Daniel
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