[ubuntu] thinking of getting a new laptop

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http://ubuntuforums.org – i currently have an old powerbook g4, it's good and it still does everything i want. almost, it is ppc so a lot of things don't work on it. flash (even though it's not too great, i hear) also android sdk, plam sdk. the exciting developer things of the mobile world :) anyway, i found this sony vaio http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/10292772 and also this inspiron http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/10279527 would either, or both, of these be good to use with ubuntu. i would like something where video, wifi, sound and so on work right out of the box. or at least work with some effort, which i don't mind. any recomendations? i would like to stay around this price range, used is ok by me. up to 800 CAD i think, then tax of course. (Hardware)