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  • #11
    Originally posted by timrichardson View Post
    And wouldn't it be nice to announce Thinkpads with pre-installed Debian.
    I'd be happy enough if they released a decent ThinkPad again.

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    • #12
      Originally posted by DoMiNeLa10 View Post

      I'd be happy enough if they released a decent ThinkPad again.
      Or just re-release the x61 for sub £80. They could kickstart the netbook era again and possibly make it stick this time.

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      • #13
        I’m looking forward to the Thinkpad T495. Planning on getting it before I ship out for my summer gig, it’ll be the first AMD system I’ve ever owned (if it ships in time). Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U and RX Vega 10, I think it’ll be a great little machine.

        Update: Pretty much everything in the Thinkpad lineup should be Linux compatible. The entire T series, and I believe X series are verified for RHEL (which helps me); if they’re compatible with RHEL 7 they shouldn’t have issues with more ‘updated’ distributions. I haven’t checked the other lines in Red Hat’s certification database[0], but I’d guess they are.

        [0] https://access.redhat.com/ecosystem/...ategory=Laptop

        Cheers,
        Mike
        Last edited by mroche; 05-20-2019, 03:16 PM.

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        • #14
          Originally posted by mroche View Post
          I’m looking forward to the Thinkpad T495.
          Rather I think E495 will be interesting. It's more reasonably priced and also Ryzen based:

          https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops.../p/22TP2TEE495

          Though, T495 is thinner and lighter, which is nice (I don't care about PRO processor really, it only increases the price).
          Last edited by shmerl; 05-20-2019, 04:16 PM.

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          • #15
            shmerl I didn’t realize the E series had **5 variants. The A series use the Ryzen 2000 family of chips, so I thought the T495[s] were the first Thinkpad's to get the 3000 chips. What T series offers is a bit smaller/lighter machiner, brighter screen options, slightly larger battery, and more SSD space options out of the box (1TB). But the E series looks nice. I’m not crazy about the lower screen bezel, but that’s superficial in comparison to its value. The T-series also gets longer warranties and supplemental options, which could come in handy.

            The A series though has an option for a 72Wh cylindrical battery...

            Cheers,
            Mike

            Edit: Changed the use of "generation" for release versions.
            Last edited by mroche; 05-20-2019, 08:05 PM.

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            • #16
              Originally posted by mroche View Post
              shmerl I didn’t realize the E series had **5 variants. The A series is Ryzen 2 based, so I thought the T495[s] were the first Thinkpad's to get the 3rd gen chips.
              Those are second generation to be clear (Zen+). Zen 2 (which is third generation) is coming out this summer for desktop (7nm chips) and if AMD will follow their usual pattern, mobile Zen 2 will come out next year. So it won't appear in laptops for a while still.

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              • #17
                Originally posted by shmerl View Post

                Those are second generation to be clear (Zen+).
                Fair catch. I've corrected my statements to mention their version families, not generations.

                Cheers,
                Mike

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