Laptop recommendations

Glenn Ervin GlennErvin at
Tue Nov 27 19:56:54 EST 2007

You could buy an "Asus EEE".
It comes with Xandrose Linux on it.
It has no serial ports, but it has about everything else.
I have one and I really like it.
It has a 7 inch screen, and 3 USB ports, video out, SD card slot, and 
built-in web cam & microphone, and headphone & mic jack.
It has no hard drive, so it boots right up with its internal 4 GB of memory.
I also got Orca to speak on it with Ubuntu.
It is smaller than a BrailleNote by about 2 inches by 1 inch, and it is 
It has built-in WIFI, or you can plug in an Ethernet cable.
All for 400 dollars.
You can get them at or
I forgot what you were exactly looking for in a laptop, so forgive me if I 
missed the original point.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex Snow" <alex_snow at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:47 AM
Subject: Re: Laptop recommendations

Something to watch with dells is the different wireless cards...the
card that uses an intel chipset (3945 I believe) appears to work
pretty well, and is called 'dell wireless 1390 I think.  Therer's also
a "dell 1490" card, which uses a bcm4310 chipset, which isn't even
listed in the table of supported hardware on the linux bcm43xx driver
page and doesn't work with the driver at least not the one in kernels
up to 2.6.21 series.
On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 07:48:17PM -0800, Gaijin
> On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 11:52:46PM -0800, Hurst, Cody wrote:
> > Yup Dell is nice enough to do that. If you are lucky you might even get
> > wirelesss to work out of the box..
> Not much of a wireless person, myself.  AFAIK, the Dell I'm
> getting doesn't have wireless, and I would probably rip it out if it
> did.  I wouldn't mind it on a removable PCMCIA card, though.  The WiFi
> version, anyway.
> Michael
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