Toshiba Satellite P850 on Linux

Posted on August 20, 2012 in foss • 7 min read

It's back to school season again, and I've decided to splurge some money on a new laptop a week or two ago. And of course, a new laptop means that I have to make sure that all the hardware components inside work with Linux, which is never a sure thing...

First things first, exactly what type of laptop was I looking for? Here's what I had after a quick brainstorming session:

  • Something within a $500-$1000 CAD/USD price range. Optimally somewhere in the middle.
  • Screen size 15"-16". (15.6" widescreen is preferred, minimum resolution I want is 1366x768 …

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