On Craigslist in my area, someone is selling their laptop for $100. I want to have one laptop that is 100% Linux as I already have a desktop that’s partitioned Window 8/Ubuntu (for work).
Here’s the ad’s description:
Intel Core i5 3230M CPU @2.60Ghz
8GB DDR3 dual-channel Memory
64-bit Windows 10 Pro
Intel HD Graphics 4000
320MB Hard Drive with only 89 days of total use time.
The owner had formatted it and then installed Windows 10. I’ll call him to ask the year as the ad does not say. I also need to ask the size of the monitor, and if it’s matte (I prefer matte).
Your thoughts on buying this laptop? Would you?
Never mind, ha ha, I just saw the 320MB Hard Drive.
It’s probably a 320GB hard drive. Depending on where you’re shopping, people who post things sometimes “fat finger” the MB and GB designation. This would be a great machine for Ubuntu! I would double check with the seller first though! lol
Thanks, SBHX, I will call the seller. Could be a typo. Just found out he has another ad on CL saying he buys used laptops. Been a computer guy in our area since 1996. He seems to refurbish old laptops and sells them pretty cheap but with Windows installed, Lol!
I agree with @SBHX here. 320MB is not enough for Windows to install its own boot-loader!
Otherwise, the system looks good!
Thanks for your reply!
Now, as an Apple Mac FanGrrrl… I’m thinking of installing on an old (not too old) MacBookPro, because I love the hardware and the keyboard keys.
I hear you there! I noticed that about MacBook Pros. They’re a breeze to work on - and I’m quite picky about the interface. And you’re welcome!