Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 03, 2004 03:59 PM
We just got two units for work pre-loaded with Suse 9 Pro. I think the biggest difference compared to a desktop is that the disk isn't spinning nearly as fast. Otherwise, I'm getting about 90% of the floating-point performance of a 1.7 GHz Xeon with RAMBUS memory. Best I've ever seen in a laptop and comparable to a ~2.4 GHz P4 with dual DDR memory. We're running 2 GB of memory and with the DVD writer.
So far, pretty impressive. I'll be trying the Firewire port with disks to see just how far the Linux compatibility really goes<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;). The network card worked fine. It's nice to have a Linux laptop ready to go out of the box.