In a previous post I was looking at my next laptop and considering Sager NP 2092 for the same. ( http://varghese85-cs.blogspot.com/2008/03/next-laptop-sager-np2092.html )
This laptop is a Sager rebranding of the Compal JFL92 laptop. However, since I read on a few forums about sluggish customer support from Sager, I was getting a bit worried.
Now I realize that PowerNotebooks.com (http://www.powernotebooks.com/), the retail outlet from where I planned to buy the Sager NP2092 has an in-house rebranding of the Compal JFL92: PowerPro P 11:15 (http://www.powernotebooks.com/category.php?catId=78#id2269)
PowerNotebooks.com is an online retailer for whom I found the customer ratings to be impeccably excellent. The company seems top notch, and hence I am happy that I can get the Compal JFL92 which I wanted, with a reasonable assurance of reliable customer support.
Customisations I am going for:
- 1680x1050 WSXGA+ MATTE LCD
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 GHz processor
- 2GB (2x1GB) memory
- 250GB SATA 5400rpm hdd
- RainShield Backpack black/silver
- NO Windoze XP / Vista (I'll run OpenSUSE 11.0 !!)
Also, check this thread (http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?p=3320508)
Owners of Compal JFL92 have confirmed linux compatibility for the JFL92. Hence I'm delighted.
Other pertinent posts (these are on the IFL90 though)
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This one seems to be the same compal JFL92 with ubuntu pre-installed.
(Check the last option, titled "Serval Performance")