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Laptop Buyer Thread Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 21:35:48 [Preview] No. 12623
Hey /tech/,
I'm looking to buy a laptop for general use. I know this board isn't really one for requesting shit but I know that if I post this anywhere else I'm just going to get meme responses. With that out of the way, can anyone rec me a laptop that
>isnt a meme like thinkpad
>isnt centered around gayming
>isnt made by apple
>isnt going to cost me an arm and a leg
That's really it. I'm probably just going to use to post here or on other imageboards and maybe watch some chinese cartoons. I am not going to use it for gaming. Any reccomendations?
apologies if this is kind of a low effort thread, but I can't really post this anywhere else and get any serious replies

Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 21:50:39 [Preview] No.12624 del
>Isn't a meme like thinkpad.
They are great laptops, I use two of them on a daily basis, an older model for security-oriented activities and a modern T series for general activities which I care not about privacy. I have even got a Macbook Pro for it's retina display and simple design which I use for photo editing and viewing.

Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 22:42:06 [Preview] No.12625 del
I made a helpful answer but deleted it. I'd just have to write even more to explain my case to precocious know-it-alls not getting the big picture.

So I'm telling you this instead, in spite.

Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 23:06:09 [Preview] No.12626 del
buy a thinkpad or go to wiki.installgentoo.com

Anonymous 04/14/2018 (Sat) 23:23:02 [Preview] No.12627 del
Well, if you're just going for a laptop to browser web and watch videos, maybe go to a ARM laptop then. See ASUS Chromebook C201, it's supported by libreboot.
I would recommend you also anything that has a i.MX6 processor. It will run 1080p if using the right drivers and is cheap as fuck. See ODROID-C1.

Thinkpads are really mostly a meme, the mainboard quality is really bad, but I have a x40 and it's running continuously for many months now (no reboot) and works well enough. It's very cheap too. If you can't find/afford a C201, then check x40 or x60, they are not that bad.

Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 01:23:31 [Preview] No.12629 del
>Thinkpads are really mostly a meme, the mainboard quality is really bad
Define "bad". Bad as in shitty components/soldering, or bad as in horrible and inefficient design.

Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 05:56:16 [Preview] No.12634 del
Both. At least on the models I have disassembled (two x60 and one x40) the motherboard is too flexible/thin and the components and cheap. The thinkpad's case and keyboard are good, though, and it just works very stable. I understand why people on imageboards like thinkpads, although I think it's overrated.
As a opinion, I wouldn't buy Intel hardware in these days. If OP just wants to browse, play videos, do some text/image editting, then ARM hardware is better right now and uses mush less battery.

Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 07:33:10 [Preview] No.12637 del
Cheap components? If they were so poor in quality, then why they don't shit themselves over a bit of water, unlike most laptops.

Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 13:42:58 [Preview] No.12640 del
<then why they don't shit
>The thinkpad's case and keyboard are good, though
English is not even my mother language. If it's yours then, please, use it.

Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 14:42:48 [Preview] No.12641 del
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>isnt going to cost me an arm and a leg

Is X96 Mini and peripherals on a spice rack still purpose-efficient? Basically it's a problem how to power them portably, it should run just fine. If you buy two you can dedicate one to run video and look at the secondary one through screenshare.


Anonymous 04/15/2018 (Sun) 15:43:28 [Preview] No.12642 del
waddya need a komputah for anyway???

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