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  • rayfoss
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    Im really impressed by the laptop. I got it on special for $370. It performs like a 2018 mid-range i5 laptop, but has 10 times the battery, fast wifi,a a great screen,SB-C backlight, tablet mode, NTrig pen and PD charging.

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  • speculatrix
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    Originally posted by polarathene View Post
    I'm not sure how well the RK3399 is supported on Linux, I know it's one of the better ones due to usage in Chromebooks and other products beyond the few SBCs using it.
    a lot of work on the PBP has made it pretty good for running linux or chromeos, according to blog posts.

    the thing about dead pixels is Pine hedging their bets, simply because of the price they pay for LCDs. they expect them to be better than that, but they want to stop people returning functionally perfect machines because they expect them to be as good as expensive premium machines.

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  • polarathene
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    Originally posted by speculatrix View Post
    The PineBookPro is much better value, and with excellent community support I think would be a much better choice of an arm-based laptop.
    I pre-ordered one so am eagerly waiting
    Those are developed and priced low by making certain decisions to keep costs down. One of those is the displays are allowed at least 3 bad/damaged pixels on the display iirc. Details like that were mentioned on their forums or an announcement indicating it was more of a gift to the community and more of a hobby/dev quality product rather than commercial consumer one. I think there was some other drawbacks that made it less appealing after I read it(was back in july or early august I think).

    I'm not sure how well the RK3399 is supported on Linux, I know it's one of the better ones due to usage in Chromebooks and other products beyond the few SBCs using it. When looking into an ARM SBC, it appears that there are some common problems especially with USB, RK3399 also had them afaik. It became less appealing after weighing it up at least, maybe the next iteration will be in a better state.

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  • speculatrix
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    The PineBookPro is much better value, and with excellent community support I think would be a much better choice of an arm-based laptop.
    I pre-ordered one so am eagerly waiting

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  • wizard69
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    This is is a most interesting laptop and likewise I’d wait until Linux support is firmed up. Having purchased an early AMD Ryzen based laptop I can honestly say that waiting for solid performance isn’t worth it. Even now I have to wonder if the machine will work after the next applied software update.

    On the otherhand if the little issues get resolved and this includes power management, a laptop that runs all day on battery would be ideal.

    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Pretty exciting stuff. I'm still very interested in getting one of these (not specifically the C630 but any of these Snapdragon laptops), but I'm not going to bother until Wifi and audio work. I personally don't care about LTE and the freedreno drivers are making decent progress so I'm not especially concerned about the GPU functioning at this point.

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  • RussianNeuroMancer
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Wish more ARM devices (including phones) would adopt UEFI.
    All Windows Phone devices use UEFI btw. I wish someone port GNU/Linux to HP Elite x3, it's just too brilliant to be buried by Microsoft (they discontinue Windows Mobile, as you know, so HP Elite x3 won't get OS updates).

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post

    UEFI, as you can see in installation manual on GitHub.
    Awesome! Wish more ARM devices (including phones) would adopt UEFI.

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  • RussianNeuroMancer
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Does this laptop use UEFI for the boot process? Or is it some obscure bootloader?
    UEFI, as you can see in installation manual on GitHub.

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  • tildearrow
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    Does this laptop use UEFI for the boot process? Or is it some obscure bootloader?

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  • edwaleni
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    Interesting market is developing in Linux. Dell has been updating their Linux product portal and these niche hardware makers are spooling up. Now Lenovo.



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