need a new laptop. I was really attached to my thinkpad x220 but I'd like something with a faster processor and a higher screen resolution. I use a thinkpad x1 at work but honestly I don't like it very much. what's a hacker supposed to do these days?
quick example from the most "designy" looking laptop:
@dthompson Take a look at the t480's. Same form factor as your x220, beefed specs, and good cost per lb
@chuck thanks. the T class are 14" laptops. I like them but prefer the small size of the 12.5" X class ones the best.
@dthompson gotchya. Yeah the ultrabook size of the X's didn't really wow me. Performance is middle of the road too :\
@chuck yeah a T may be the best choice, I dunno. the trouble with the newest X stuff is soldered on RAM and other stuff that isn't user serviceable, which I want to avoid.
@chuck thanks! I found an open box t480 for a decent price that I'm going to think about.
@chuck although I need to first make sure that someone has hacked the bios to remove the whitelist for wifi cards so I can install my own. really hate that about thinkpads.
LibreM 13 or is that too pricey?
@keverets I just checked and it's not as expensive as I thought it was, but definitely a lot more than if I just bought another used thinkpad. the big question is: can I use a laptop that doesn't have the little nub mouse? the touch pad looks nice but it's still a touch pad.
- works amazingly as a laptop-on-the-go
- works with guixsd out of the box
- only one external monitor at a time (fixed? dunno)
- full disk decryption seems slow from GRUB... but it's also slow from my thinkpad, so
- But sometimes it just wouldn't decrypt/boot!
- Worst problem is it froze up once a day, compounding other issue
But Ricardo doesn't have these problems, and I never sent it in :\
@dthompson @keverets It really was the freezing once a day problem that was what was killing my productivity and left me temporarily back on the Thinkpad. Again, I think it was a hardware issue *specific to my laptop*, but I was in conversations with tech support and they asked me to try a few things and I just never got around to it so I still haven't sent it in.
I doubt others are having the freezing problem, so... I *would* recommend it; I *loved* it otherwise. But you asked, so...
@dthompson @keverets I actually found I didn't miss those as much as I thought! It really doesn't take too long to plug in a few cables if you add cable mounts to your desk. Use the binder clip trick: https://lifehacker.com/attach-cables-to-the-edge-of-your-desk-with-binder-clip-1346783211
Plus, less overheating-on-the-dock scenarios :P
@dthompson @keverets about multiple external monitors, looks like the best chance of finding a solution is here: https://forums.puri.sm/t/please-recommend-a-port-replicator-docking-station/1115/15
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