I ordered mine last night!
Ryzen 7 7840U
2 x USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, Ethernet, 1TB Storage
Ordered a 64G kit of Kingston FURY Impact and a 2TB SK hynix Platinum P41 nvme to toss in it
I just received my Batch 11 and the assembly was smooth and easy. I did not know to order a USB-C card to plug in the power cord. So just plugged into an empty card slot. Unable to get it started with Win11 so far this weekend as it does not recognize my boot-up thumb drive. I am pretty sure I am doing something wrong here tho. Tried numerous downloads from my desktop PC.
Just ordered mine! Upgrading from a Thinkpad T480. I’m planning to install Fedora Kinoite on it. I’ve been a long-time (25 years) Debian (and variants) user, but I’m looking forward to trying an immutable OS.
I ordered mine on the 29th of November, with the Ryzen 5. Cannot wait for it to get here already. I’m based in Europe(one of the newly added countries) so I hope it doesn’t take longer to get here haha.
I got my notice as well…maybe get it before the end of the year?? Nice!
I struggled with whether to get this one or the new 16 inch one…but the wait for the 16 is long and I suspect there might be some “first edition” kinks that have to get worked out…so I decided to go with the 13 since I think it will still meet my needs well. Eager to get my hands on it and try it out.
I initially put in a pre-order for a 16", but then I reminded myself that I’m not really a gamer (mainly occasional month-long sessions of Factorio, which isn’t GPU-intensive), and portability is more important to me. If I really want to get into heavy gaming, I can get an eGPU or a proper gaming desktop.
I have been going back-and-forth on Ryzen 5 vs Ryzen 7. I ordered the 5, since it seems to be plenty powerful for me. But then last night when I got the notification email I started second-guessing myself again and emailed support to see what would be involved in changing my order. It would require cancelling and reordering; I’d still be in batch 11, but I didn’t want to risk any additional lead time. I compared benchmarks of both chips vs my current personal laptop (a T480 with an 8th-gen Core i7) to remind myself that either CPU will be a vast upgrade. So, I’m fine with sticking with the Ryzen 5. I did order 64GB RAM and 2TB storage, which is probably more important for development workflows than CPU. I should be able to emulate my entire homelab on this thing.