Off The Shelf And Onto Your Lap(top) - page 5
The LC2210 turned out to be a very nice, easy-to-use machine. Battery life was good, as were the graphics and wireless performance. It also had a very respectable mix of applications that would be a great starting point for any portable engineer or scientist. It could even satisfy the requirements of a Linux technology writer.
The whole focus of LinuxCertified is to provide a Linux based platform that would let a client get their work done, without having to fiddle around endlessly with the machine and its setting.
Overall, I think the LinuxCertified laptop met its goals admirably. Not having to load and troubleshoot the installation, alone makes the base price of $1399 a real Linux bargain.
Rob Reilly is a freelance Technology Writer and Speaker. He's particularly interested in stories about Linux on the desktop/laptop, recycling with Linux and portable computing. He's currently developing seminars on Linux presentation technology, "road warrior" techniques and business web basics. Send him a note or visit his web site at http://home.earthlink.net/~robreilly.