FC3/FC4 on 64-bit laptops

Peter Arremann loony at loonybin.org
Wed Dec 7 00:22:17 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 06 December 2005 18:50, Philip Prindeville wrote:
> Anyone have a list of ia64 and x86_64 laptops that are known to
> run FC3 or FC4 without major issues (or, if possible, without any
> issues at all)?
> Any general rules of thumb on which machines/devices/chipsets to
> avoid?
My first hint is, as always, avoid a HPQ.

There are no ia64 laptops. None of the current PentiumM support 64bit. 
P4-M also do not support AMD64. That leaves the intel side with nothing but 
laptops built around desktop cpus. Not a config that I can recommend - too 
hot to keep on your lap and battery lasts for like an hour. 

That leaves you with AMD. You got laptops based of the desktop line - again 
the same issue as above. There is also the Athlon64-M - kinda like the P4-M.
The Turion 64 is a pretty good chip. Toms Hardware (at least the german 
version, the US one should have the translation sometime soon) has tests for 
it - comparing it to the P-M... Performance and battery life time is pretty 
much in line with what intel has. The price is much lower though because of 
amd having to try so hard to penetrate the market.

Anyway, long story short - I'd recommend looking for a Turion laptop. If you 
don't care about battery performance and size, a mobile Athlon64 might be ok. 

For specific models, you should check out linux-on-laptops.com will have a 
fairly complete list with installation issues and all.


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