It seems nobody has mentioned Sony VAIO VPCEB390X here yet!
I got this laptop from a friend (that is not using it anymore). It was originally bought in USA.
It has pretty much the default configuration for such model...
Intel Pentium P6100 @ 2.00GHz
Hard Disk 500GB
RAM 4GB (2x2048MB DDR3)
Integrated audio and video
(... can add more info later[?])
Pretty much everything (audio, video, wireless, touchpad...) WORKS out of the box with FreeBSD 12.1-RELEASE. For video, in my case (Ironlake), seems to be a good idea to install the intel driver later, though.
EDIT: although the touchpad WORKS, it is NOT recognized as such by any Desktop Environment (DE)
I've tried (and I tried at least 6 of the most known/used ones) - i.e. I could NOT change settings for the touchpad (some even say NO TOUCHPAD WAS FOUND). In KDE5/Plasma, it seems I got the faster touchpad I wanted by playing with mouse settings (what did NOT happend the same way in other DEs).
EDIT: closing the lid WORKS, i.e. when you open it again, the Desktop lock/login screen will show up and work, BUT
last night (I'm editing in March 10, 2020) I closed the lid and this morning... The computer was turned OFF. Somehow it was... DRAINING THE BATTERY (read the last paragraph of this reply and understand why it's more surprising than it would be in a normal situation, hehe).
EDIT (MAY, 2020): Ethernet works like a charm, as well as the microphone and the webcam.
When I posted, I couldn't test Ethernet (Marvell Yukon 88E8059 Gigabit Ethernet) yet, but I mentioned FreeBSD is officially said to support it through msk(4)
driver (sure it is
). I did not test any of the card readers, as well as external VGA and HDMI displays (STILL PENDING).
I will edit my reply when I have the chance to test it.
The only thing that IS *REALLY*
NOT WORKING SO FAR (AND IS REALLY ANNOYING), at least for me and with this model, is BATTERY. FreeBSD seems to totally ignore the baterry (model VGP-BPS22) presence ("State: not present" when I do a acpiconf -i 0), although it recognizes its last full capacity and several info.
Since Linux recognizes it and I can rely on batt power there, I assume it's not a battery or BIOS problem itself, AFAK. My notebook is relying ONLY on AC adapter when I'm using FreeBSD
- if the energy goes down in my home (or anywhere else I am), or I remove the AC, I WILL SEE THIS COMPUTER SHUTTING DOWN in a matter of very few seconds. Will create a post here about this issue, and sure I will edit this whole reply when I have time (and I wish, with a fix for this only - but critical - problem).