Because I bought a new notebook computer from LinPC.us!:)
Here are the specs:
Product Name: ThinkPad
Edge 14 0578F5U
Processor Type: Core i3
Processor Model: i3-370M
Processor Speed: 2.40 GHz Processor Core: Dual-core
Cache: 3 MB 64-bit Processing: Yes
Hyper-Threading: Yes Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
Chipset Model: HM55 Express
MemoryStandard Memory: 2 GB
Maximum Memory: 4 GB
Memory Technology: DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard: DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots: 2
Memory Card Reader: Yes
Memory Card Support: · Memory Stick · xD-Picture Card · Memory Stick PRO
· MultiMediaCard (MMC) · xD-Picture Card Type H · Secure Digital (SD) Card · Secure
Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
StorageHard Drive Capacity: 250 GB
Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM: 5400 Optical Drive Type: DVD-Writer DVD±R/±RW
Display & GraphicsScreen Size: 14"
Display Screen Type: Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Display Screen Technology: VibrantView
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Screen Mode: WXGA
Backlight Technology: LED HDCP Support: Yes
Display Resolution: 1366 x 768
Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel
Graphics Controller Model: Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Network & CommunicationWi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Manufacturer: Intel Wi-Fi Standard: IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet Modem: No
I/O ExpansionsExpansion Slot Type: ExpressCard/34
Built-in DevicesWebcam: Yes Microphone: Yes
Interfaces/PortsHDMI: Yes USB Standard: USB 2.0
Number of USB Ports: 2 VGA: Yes
Network (RJ-45): Yes eSATA/USB Combo: Yes
Input DevicesPointing Device Type: · TouchPad · Trackpoint
Battery InformationNumber of Cells: 6-cell
Battery Chemistry: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time: 4.50 Hour
Physical CharacteristicsHeight: 1.46"
Width: 13.54" Depth: 9.17"
WarrantyStandard Warranty: 1 Year Limited
I asked Eric (Weric) to install PcLinuxOS with KDE plus other DEs (XFCE, LXDE, Gnome, E17) and add 2 Gigs of Ram (to give me 4 gigs total). He partitioned the drive and made it dual boot. I continue to Windows for the family business. However, the lion's share of the drive is dedicated to PCLinuxOS.
Now, there is a slight hold up in getting a full KDE desktop to work. Currently, KDE's 3D desktop does not work. Compiz will not work, either. Eric believes it needs a driver which is not yet available for this hardware. A bit too new, I guess. So, hopefully, this will change.
I went with the i3 core processor due to cost. It should have enough performance for me.
It arrived today at noon. I haven't had a chance to fire it up just yet. Gotta clear away some paperwork, etc. I'll probably do so tonight and also get sources.list updated to current. But, Eric reports that this notebook is fast and quite snappy!:) And he tells me it looks great running PCLinuxOS.