Im an certified aircraft tech A&P# 4987361.
Sorry to begin with that, I LOVE the theoretical maintenance and upgrade ability of these laptops. I want to be a part of this but I have a wife of 8 years and a 1.5 year old baby girl, money goes elsewhere right now. But me and my wife alike love gaming and doing research together and if this computer can accomplish these task. I am sold. I want to purchase one solely for the purpose of support in how products should be in these new information laden times. But if it cannot accomplish what we want in a laptop then I will be stepping in fire buying one. Sorry for the long post but man I love these people and their company objective. I want their mindset to be a norm.
Congrats on the baby! From my baby experience, yeah, we didn’t have nice things for a while (and desktops are a little more baby resistant, excepting pennies in the disk drive).
Thanks buddy! And oh my goodness haha how did you fix that? But I do not see us having a desktop anytime soon we like to be able to move around the house and a desktop will confine to a certain area. I think this company has if not (due to lack of research) almost hit the nail on the head. I hope so man, this would be awesome.
Well, this was 14 years ago so floppies were on the way out already. I don’t think I even realized it until the computer was getting tossed. The wii was a different matter, but it just required special screw drivers and was otherwise easy.
On the good side, the kid who enjoys experimenting with hardware, no surprise, builds PCs with me and has fixed our washer six times. It’s a fun journey!
It’s certainly capable of gaming (especially with the more powerful models) but if you’re looking for especially good graphics or high performance, this isn’t the laptop for you, due to the lack of any graphics card. The onboard graphics are actually pretty good as far as integrated graphics come, but I wouldn’t say it’s good for gaming, more just capable of it.
banknotes in the 5.25" floppy drive ← apparently I did that when I was a toddler.
Hello and welcome! My needs are fairly heavier on the research and lighter on the gaming side. Given my needs, I have chosen to run Linux only with a VM for Windows (for certain pieces of software that don’t have alternatives). Given the recent push for games on Linux, I was fairly surprised at how easy it was to install Steam and get started playing with games like Factorio, Dota, etc. (even on a distribution like Slackware). There are multiple posts here about folks using an eGPU for heavy duty gaming too. All the best with your journey!