Topic: Help: what is a good laptop for debian?
I'm looking for a laptop that's mid-high-end for use with Debian. Although I play very few games, I enjoy one FPS called xonotic. I find the graphics to be more distracting then helpful, so I turn off resource-intensive features. However, I do a lot of scientific/mathematical work, so something with good processing power for numerical computations of chemical reactions etc. would be great.
I usually use OSX, but I want Debian for multiple reasons. The first is that the machine is useful to learn how the innards of a computer works– linux is a learning experience. The second is security: I would like a bulletproof computer. Debian stable matches this desire. Finally, I feel that apple clutters up its new computer interface with more and more useless features driven towards incompetent users.
I'm considering the following:
Lenovo Thinkpad T440(something)
Extra Hard Drive
Recommended by Linux Community
New clickpad is apparently a piece of shit
Fan problems reported
Display problems reported
Macbook Pro(for dual boot):
-Allows use of mac osx easily so I can dual boot
-Retina display is very good
-Generally well put-together
-A pain to install linux
-Annoying clickpad (once again)
-Less durable due to tight casing
-SSD is rather expensive and there's no space for an additional optical drive