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Old 12th August 2008
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Hello everyone. I'll be heading off to uni in a week or so, and I'd like to buy a laptop. I'll be bringing my main system with me, but the laptop will be handy for coding on the go and such. Currently I'm looking for something along the lines of:

* Decent hardware support in FreeBSD. Suspend to disk support is optional, but preferred.
* Decent hardware. Based on what I've hard, I'm only really looking at core 2 duo laptops. I'd prefer a decent graphics card, too.
* Light. Less than 6 pounds would be ideal.
* Size doesn't matter as long as it's light. A decent sized keyboard would be nice, but not at the expense of weight.

My budget is between 1000-1500 USD. Any recommendations?

(I'm currently looking at IBM and Dell. I hear the former is particularly popular among *nix users.)

Also, I'm considering just running FreeBSD in VMWare through Windows, rather than dual booting. Any thoughts on this? I still want FreeBSD-compatible hardware, just in case, but I wonder if this approach might be more convenient. I don't really intend to do any heavy lifting with this laptop, anyway.

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