After three years using Compaq M2232, few days ago my father call me and said that want he to take it and use it for my sister (since she must go to college and need a computer). So, it means I must find a new one for me (*giggles*). So, last Friday I went to some store and find new notebook. And you may believe or not, I spent 2.5 hours standing in front of the list of model just to find out wich one to buy. At first I want to buy Acer 4920 (which have ultimate specification and features on it, as you may see here), or Compaq 3736 (less spec and feature than that Acer), Lenovo Y410, or Lenovo G400. Well in the end I made up my mind and pick Lenovo G400, with financial and of course operating system reason. Yeah! Just like my old notebooks, I didn’t want this notebook to know Windows from the beginning.
And I didn’t want to waste my money to some features that I might not use. Better use it for buying a new shoes ^^
So, there I go, Rp 6.300.000,00 for a black G400 plus added 1G RAM (wich make it 2G of RAM). Yayyy!!!
And here are the result …
- Graphic Card is supported well, can run 1280 x 800 resolution
- Sounds is supported, but with a little bit trick if I’m using headsets. The speaker on the notebook is still creating a sound (eventough only a small sounds) everytime the headphone jack is plugged. So, I must mute the Front speaker to disable that sound leakage.
- Wireless must use the Restricted Driver Manager. Before it, I must install bcm43xx-fwcutter package so that Ubuntu could search for the right driver for it.
- CPU Frequency Scaling is works. Just one little annoying bugs is somehow with this Core Duo architecture the fan wont stop spinning all the time. Checked with temperature monitor it only shows 50 celcius degree. Dunno why, but hope that it wont break the fan.
- Multimedia button works, also volume and brightness button too.
- Visual Effect runs
- It fast!!!! 2G RAM is very very great! I could run both Eclipse and netbeans on the same time, plus with visual effect. Awesome ^^
Oh yea, and at last … I migrate to Gnome! Well, just looks for it’s minimalistic but elegant face. And of course, seeing KDE4 somehow dissapointed me T_T …
update: here are some screenshot