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  • New Slimbook KDE Plasma Ultrabook Rolled Out

    Phoronix: New Slimbook KDE Plasma Ultrabook Rolled Out

    The KDE community and the Odin Group have announced a new version of the Slimbook, the KDE-branded laptop running Neon. While it's an improvement over last year's model, it's still a tough sell against other laptops/ultrabooks...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...limbook-Laptop

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    It is too expensive for what it offers plus complicated repair if necessary, must be shipped back to Spain, these Clevo rebrands are often not really competitive with Dell, Asus and other manufacturers who offer local repairs if necessary, better warranty, better build quality, often better screens and their Linux compatibility is just fine. There is little incentive to buy these "Linux" laptops beyond style and Linux logo on the keyboard, they are overpriced and offer less than brand name competitors.

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    • #3
      It's clevo, and there's a new model with Kaby Lake Refresh:

      - https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/lafiteIII/
      - http://sklep.hyperbook.pl/hyperbook-...t-p-26338.html

      EDIT - forgotten:

      - https://system76.com/laptops/galago

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      • #4
        It's i5 or i7, not i3 or i5, though!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Uqbar View Post
          It's i5 or i7, not i3 or i5, though!
          Also a 4GB RAM option doesn't exist

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          • #6
            does it have coreboot? coreboot or bust

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            • #7
              Originally posted by scratchi View Post
              does it have coreboot? coreboot or bust
              I wish it had!

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              • #8
                I would really like to buy a System76/KDE Slimbook/Purism Librem laptop, but then i go to amazon and see this at 350€ and I'm an europoor... Freedom certainly has its price.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cape View Post
                  I would really like to buy a System76/KDE Slimbook/Purism Librem laptop, but then i go to amazon and see this at 350€ and I'm an europoor... Freedom certainly has its price.
                  For the 15":
                  1. I don't need the optical spindle
                  2. Only 4GB ram, no upgrade (I am a devop)
                  3. 15" is too large

                  For the 11"
                  1. Only 2GB RAM, no upgrade
                  2. No ethernet

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Uqbar View Post

                    For the 15":
                    1. I don't need the optical spindle
                    2. Only 4GB ram, no upgrade (I am a devop)
                    3. 15" is too large

                    For the 11"
                    1. Only 2GB RAM, no upgrade
                    2. No ethernet
                    Cheapness has it's price too,... My wife had bought IdeaPad 100s, returned it in two days, because the hinges were so bad, that screen was flickering when laptop was being moved.

                    I would never go to non business class of laptops. I have used, and I like: Lenovo Thinkpad T440p, and HP ProBook 4530s. The HP laptop still lives, it works for 5+ years, and it's almost as new. It survived two water spills over it (well, my wife surely needs water-spill resistant keyboard ). It also survived serious hit into metal.

                    EDIT: The T440p laptop still lives too, but it's younger than the 4530s. And, it performs well, too.
                    Last edited by kravemir; 02-09-2018, 05:44 AM.

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