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w500 or w700 in Toronto Canada?

2008-09-25, 23:40 PM

I want to run OpenBSD and OpenSUSE on a w500 or w700 (both @ 1900 x 1200 resoltion)


To test this I have a USB stick from which I can boot one or the other (actually 2 different ones)


Does anyone know of a place in Toronto where I could take these and try to boot to ensure the drivers are there for those 2 systems.




Can anyone  tell me why a wuxga W500 is $2200 and a wuxga W700 is $4400?? Double the price for 2 inches of screen and .3 GHz on the CPU (2.5 vs 2.8 GHz)  seems a bit steep.


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Toronto Ontario

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Re: w500 or w700 in Toronto Canada?

2008-09-30, 2:16 AM

It just so happens that I live in Toronto and already have a W500.  If you want to test anything on it you are welcome to. 

I am currently running Ubuntu 8.04, and vista 64 on it.   Ubuntu runs wonderfully, with almost no setup.


you can email me at  my forum username at gmail.com

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