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[Discuss] Notebook Recommendations?
- Subject: [Discuss] Notebook Recommendations?
- From: richard.pieri at gmail.com (Rich Pieri)
- Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 20:56:42 -0400
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On 5/2/2016 8:12 PM, Kent Borg wrote: > Hard-limit of only 4GB of RAM: Yeah. The big compromise in XPS 13 is the soldered RAM. You probably got the price down to around $650 that way, maybe less, but... ulch. I wouldn't want less than 8GB in anything expected to be current, and I'd prefer 12-16GB if VMs with full graphics are involved. > Slower CPU: I am not doing horrible compiles of bloated code, and this > is still faster than any normal computer of a decade back, isn't it? Just as data grows to fill all available storage, processing needs grow to consume all available CPU. Then again, I'm biased. I'm currently running a desktop Xeon in my notebook and I absolutely don't regret it. > Ethernet: This machine doesn't have it. Wifi is usually good, but...any > favorite USB-to-gigabit adapters that are Linux-friendly, small, and > reliable? Anything with an ASIX AX88179 chipset will be usable. I don't know if or when the module source got added to the kernel but ASIX provides the source directly if it isn't in your kernel. -- Rich P.