[plug] plug Digest, Vol 128, Issue 8

Paul Del p at delfante.it
Sat Jan 24 12:35:47 UTC 2015

Hey Brad
Im sure 100 ppl have commented already

My mate uses Lenovo X1's for business and he swears by them. If you don't
mind paying that much
and great battery. I would highly consider buying one

Then again the latest Chromebook's are looking good for travel/light weight.
but all built in, but I need told the bottom cover comes off easy to
upgrade memory and ssd m2

Cheers Paul

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> From: Brad Campbell <brad at fnarfbargle.com>
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> Subject: Re: [plug] Recommendations for a laptop
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> On 21/05/14 17:07, Brad Campbell wrote:
> > I've very kindly been lent an old slab which will do acceptable service
> > until I'm in the position of not having to compromise on hardware. I've
> > been sold for years on the Mac's, but those Lenovo machines have quite
> > caught my eye.
> >
> > I very much appreciate everyone's input.
> >
> So just to follow up. I got sick of lugging the borrowed sack of lead
> around and finally saved up enough to get a new 13" macbook pro.
> Excepting the wireless card (which requires the broadcom binary blob
> drivers), and the camera (which I've never used anyway) it's a nice
> linux machine.
> Battery life is ok-ish at about 8 hours (or 5 if I'm compiling). Screen
> is just incredible. I've got it set at 1920x1200 which is miles in front
> of the 1366x768 I had and I can actually read stuff with it turned all
> the way up, but I don't have to so I don't.
> My laptop back pack has the laptop pocket in the back with a full length
> side zip. My trial by fire seems to be swinging the bag across my back
> having forgotten to do the zip up and slinging the laptop across the
> room. Score so far :
> Vaio TX - Mildly dented the bottom shell enough for the white plastic
> stress marks to show through the paint.
> Vaio TT - Smashed a corner off completely and cracked the surround on
> the screen. The laptop only has 4 major plastic components and I broke
> all 4 simultaneously.
> iPad3 - Dented one corner pretty badly but no structural or electronic
> damage.
> Macbook - Not even a smudge. I actually can't figure out how it landed
> because there are no witness marks at all. I was floored.
> Yes, I'm a slow learner.
> It's about half a kilo heavier than the Vaio TT with the standard
> battery. Battery life is sorta equivalent if you ignore the fact I can't
> swap it out, but then I'm not doing 11 hour flights much these days and
> the airlines I do fly have power sockets.
> Given how well suspend/hibernate works, it also means I can hibernate
> linux and boot into OSX or Windows for necessary evil stuff that I can't
> do in a VM, then back into Linux to pick up where I left off.
> I know Apple is evil and all, but they do make some nice kit.
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