He also has other similarly spected laptops for around the same price (apart from the P series chip)
I want to know if it’s good idea buying it knowing that i can’t get parts for it easily
I watched some reviews and like it
But i want to ask about the battery (did it get a final fix) specially in linux
And the trackpad i saw a youtuber complaing about it ¯_ (ツ) _/¯
The laptop is still 150€ away from my budget so i need to save/work this summer to buy it sooo i want to know if beeing an early adopter of a really new product a good idea
I would not recommend to get a laptop in a region where it’s hard to find support for it.
Ultimatively it’s your decision and your risk, but I believe if something were to happen and you end up not being able to use your laptop and not being able to repair it you would be very annoyed/depressed.
While I do wish everybody would own a Framework I have to say that the ability to get official support is very important.
If you are referring to the RTC/CMOS problem then the 12th Gen doesn’t have that. As for parts you will have to go, say to France, and ask a friend to buy with their card and address, again with no official support.
I’d say it would be a good buy. If no brand cares enough about Algeria (an unfortunate situation) to have warranty support there, then Framework is actually probably the best option. I can think of only two parts that you might have trouble sourcing replacements for. The display panel and the battery. The battery you would only want to get from Framework and but the display panel you could probably get from Aliexpress as replacement panels not sold by Framework are known. The rest of the components shouldn’t fail anytime soon so by the time they become a concern it should be years and ideally the situation will have improved with parts supply. And the community here is top-notch, so I at least would want to help if I could in some way.
Personally? I’d say no. I have a 1240P and I use TLP with Linux and I never have the screen that bright either and I get only 3-4 hours with a 90% full battery. Perhaps if I used all USBC expansion cards and switched off wifi I could improve things. That’s something I can test today actually.
On Fedora 38 with an i7-1260p I get 9.5-11hrs on battery at 35% brightness, wifi active, turbo off. I avoid video and teleconferencing while on battery, along with compiling. This is primarily running Firefox, evolution, and multiple terminals.
+1 for Fedora’s battery life when throttled. I can get around 6h of intermittent notetaking use with Windows, where for Fedora it’s more like 8. No other distro has done that much; I’m going to chalk it up to powerprofiles-daemon.