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    Phoronix: System76 Serval Professional Sandy Bridge

    The past few months on Phoronix and OpenBenchmarking.org you may have noticed several Intel Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" mobile benchmarks. This Linux mobile SNB testing was being done from a System76 Serval Professional notebook. Here is a look at this Linux-friendly notebook that ships with Ubuntu 10.10.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=15901

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    Lousy 16:9 screens.....

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    seems like a powerhorse, but what i still dont get is the glare type displays being built into everything these day. its freaking backwards.

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    System76, if you're listening please release a laptop with the following specs:

    - 14'' Screen, 15.XX are too big and 13.XX are just too small.
    - Quad Core Sandy Bridge, not including hyperthreading, real cores.
    - OPTIONAL ATI graphics. I might or might not want Intel graphics, using ATI ensures I have good open source drivers available on top of great open Intel graphics drivers.
    - Wireless of course
    - HDMI out
    - Firewire 800 or more
    - E-Sata
    - 8gigs RAM minimum
    - SD slot

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    After my disappointment with my ASUS (which I'm about to send back again as now the built-in trackpad is intermittently cutting out, after the blue-tooth already started cutting out... sigh), these are actually pretty interesting. If only they had some notebooks with 17" screens, I'd buy one.

    lopho: You can get matte-style screens from many manufacturers still if you order them that way. Matte screens are more expensive, and they have very poor color range compared to the glossy screens (which matters for those of us looking to do graphics work).

    If the System76 machines don't meet your needs, and if you're looking for a laptop from a great reseller who cares about its customers, has great features, and doesn't require you to buy a copy of Windows for the machine, try the Sager notebooks from XoticPC. I'm thinking of replacing my POS ASUS with this one (http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8170s...hm-p-2982.html) but there are some more modest Sager models available too, including a few with ATI graphics for anyone interested in the more FOSS-friendly GPU support.

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    this thing is UGLY


    @elanthis

    anything above 15" is NOT a laptop/notebook. Its a desktop with a screen that moves

    personally i wouldn't touch anything above 14 with 13.3 being my sweetspot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tgui View Post
    System76, if you're listening please release a laptop with the following specs:

    - 14'' Screen, 15.XX are too big and 13.XX are just too small.
    - Quad Core Sandy Bridge, not including hyperthreading, real cores.
    - OPTIONAL ATI graphics. I might or might not want Intel graphics, using ATI ensures I have good open source drivers available on top of great open Intel graphics drivers.
    - Wireless of course
    - HDMI out
    - Firewire 800 or more
    - E-Sata
    - 8gigs RAM minimum
    - SD slot
    System76, as many other suppliers, just customizes and rebrands Compal laptops.
    I know cause I got one years ago from Italian supplier Santech.

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    r1348: They're actually rebranded Clevo laptops .

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefirstm View Post
    Lousy 16:9 screens.....
    + 1 billion. Gimmie my 16:10 back dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    + 1 billion. Gimmie my 16:10 back dammit!
    Totally agree !

    Damn it's such a pain to dev with this 16:9... We need HEIGHT !
    Who cares about 1600x900 or 1920x1080 just give us the 1600x1050 or the 1920x1200
    Please !
    Let 16:10 on professional notebooks and 16:9 for multimedia ones.

    I really don't see the advantage of having 16:9... except for watching movies.

    Everything else need at least 16:10, text writing/reading, web... etc.

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