[talk] Cheap Laptops/Netbook

MIke mike at myownsoho.net
Tue Sep 16 09:23:47 EDT 2014

On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 9:10 AM, George Rosamond 
<george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> Sujit K M wrote:
>>  Hi,
>>  I am on a look out for new laptops preferable running FreeBSD or 
>> OpenBSD.
>>  I am looking for the cheapest 100$ to 500$. Preferably 100$ - 250$.
> That was my quest for years.

"bunny" presented at Defcon? on a home-grown arm-top, about 
microcontrollers embedded in sd cards.

His home-build was then written about in Make magazine 

looked pretty cool!  sounds easy/a lot of work ;)
> I have to say the first and only laptop where it didn't just hibernate
> but actually resumed was OpenBSD on a thinkpad x120e.  It's awesome.
> Battery life is great.  I think it's the ideal laptop in many ways.
> I run snapshots, and there was a period in which resume didn't work, 
> but
> that's what happens when you run snapshots.  You deal or you don't run
> snapshots.
> ACPI and APM never worked on any laptop for me with FreeBSD, although 
> I
> still run in on other Thinkpads.  When I say *never*, I mean a bunch 
> of
> laptops for a long, long while.  Utterly frustrating.
>>  I was quite impressed with the below video.
>>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZlVO8SFcns
> There's loads of these projects out there.
>>  I wanted to know whether there are resellers of Rasberry PI 
>> Portables.
> there's lots.  adafruit or if  you're in NYC, microcenter in Brooklyn
> and Yonkers.
> The BeagleBones are better boards overall, though.
> g
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