Warning: Several long, multifaceted posts ahead. We may or may not get something going, but you have been warned!
While I count down the hours to my new FW laptop’s arrival, I thought I’d see if I can stir up some discussions.
I’d like to have some constructive, exploratory, NONPEJORATIVE discussions about… hardware and the competition. Compare and contrast how the hardware is different and why, and whether there’s innovation to be had - in either direction.
And not just laptop manufacturers. In fact, most of my next few posts are about tech that’s in laptops - not the laptops themselves. It’s all interesting to me.
Rule number 1: Be nice. Don’t care if company A is a ripoff or company D has lousy tech support. The discussions are about what secrets and clevernesses are in the hardware - not the company that creates it.
I’m kinda old, but I remember when I was just a tyke and my gramma would bounce me on her knee and say “Jakey, my grandson, apple of your mother’s eye. If you remember nothing else I say, remember this: If you can’t say something nice, go read a dozen more posts.”
(None of that is true. The point is the punchline.)
Who am I? Nobody special. I make my living as a contract onsite repair technician - for Dell these days - and I’ve had this gig (one of many) since December 2013. I drive around and do hardware breakfix on laptops, desktops, servers and the occasional printer. I have close to 5,000 service records on this gig, and I figure that 65-75% of those are laptop repairs, so… well, I’ll let you decide whether I speak from experience…
I’ll start with some thoughts in the next few posts, and maybe we can get into some nice meaty dicussions about laptop hardware.