• Help buying new(ish) laptop

    I bummed out, and got my laptop stolen, on the way back from a flight, Two minutes and it was gone. Some consolation is that the mofos got them selves a nice paperweight as it was thoroughly encrypted.

    So… I need a new one, or refurbished old one if better.

    Must: Swedsh keyboard lay out

    Desired: 17:3", at least i5. 8gb ram, SSD

    Prefered: 300 - 600 Euros

    Sugestions please. I want my antergos back, and a hasslefrre install.

  • i would say a thinkpad would do the job, but 17" is not aviable…

    Like this Lenovo ThinkPad W540

  • Since you’re looking for a Swedish keyboard layout, I’m gonna assume you live in Sweden? If so and you’re looking for a brand new laptop, komplett.se got Lenovo V110 and V130 which meets most of your criteria. It’s 15.6", but they have i5-7200U, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. They’re at the top end of your price range though.

    I would suggest looking for second hand / refurbished laptops. Thinkpad as @joekamprad suggested is a good option. There are a lot of refurbished / used Thinkpads out there.

    With a quick search on blocket.se (still assuming you’re in Sweden, I apologize if I’m wrong), I can see you can get anything from a Lenovo Thinkpad e470 to a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 within your price range.

  • Whereas I would never say “don’t get a Lenovo”, they are expensive. Dell laptops are available with Swedish keyboards, commonly have 17" displays, and take some serious abuse. My 19 year old son has had an Inspiron 17R for about 4 years and, frankly, hasn’t been very nice to it. TBH, it looks like it should have been binned years ago, but still works perfectly.

    I have an Inspiron 15 (nearly identical hardware to the 17R) and it’s been happily (and easily) running Antergos for several months – and Linux in general for several years.

    Just thinking of a less expensive alternative.

  • …and nowadays it is also a fact that some new Lenovo notebooks have also issues running Linux ;)
    But the Thinkad series are still a very good choice, special as second hand, because cases are very stable.

    But yes Dell is also a good choice, but you need to take care to take a look before buying as there are also some with issues…

  • HI. I’ve also been thinking of purchasing a nwer laptop (aside from a used one as OP mentioned earlier).
    I"m not 100 percent sure but there are other brands around than the usual that you’ll find advertised and also, am not 100 percent sure that they’ll have a swedish keyboard but i don’t believe that it’ll hurt to inquire.
    The laptops that I’m thinking of mentioning are from sager and reflex.
    I believe sager has laptops for gaming as well, so that may or may not interest you. I do know of laptops that are geared for linux and that of course is the usual system76. Quite expensive and again, am not 100 percent sure if they’d offer swedish keyboard.

  • Thanks a bunch!

    I’ll go through your sugestions, and think about my options.

  • @mr_ecks
    I just bought a new HP laptop just under 500 euros. Some Nordic big stores have really good bargains here. The laptop has: 8GB RAM, 256 GB M.2 SSD, 15.6" display, 1920x1080 resolution, integrated Intel graphics+AMD GPU.
    And most importantly, Antergos is running well on it.

  • @mr_ecks
    And if you need a bigger display, an external one may be a good choice. Bonus compared to 17.3" display is that it is smaller to carry with you.

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