I have started to use a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop (added 2GB of RAM module and 350GB SATA HDD) for my work. The best part of the deal was, it came with FreeDos ( no Micro$oft tax ) and I have loaded my respin of Kubuntu 9.04. Though most of the peripherals work out-of-box, sometimes the keyboard and trackpad get freezed. To get rid of this problem, I had to add “i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop” to the kernel command-line. It has got good battery life also. In an average, it works for 4 hours without charging.

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Hmmm …. I have started to like Dell laptops more … compared to my HP laptops!!