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Haxk203281477dWooooooooow 4K would look cool with gnome. How much money ?
hash-table265677dWow, my brother from another Mother, just got a new lappy myself from the Company.
I went with the Asus Zenbook Pro UX580G with 8th gen i7 16Gb DDR4 4K with a GTX 1080ti Nvidia card.
Really, with the graphics, I don't think I can ever go back to a cheap laptop again, so will be purchasing one of these for personal use as well. The price really wasn't too bad, $1700 for such a sweet system.
Just installed Arch and everything works well. 4K is awesome, can never go back to mid-range lappy again I don't think.
Happy for you getting a new toy!
Jilano1508277dDamn, what a beast. Makes me want to upgrade my desktop even!
We need some benchmarks, mate!
And have fun with the "machine".
JoshBent2664177dWould definitely be interested in what battery life you'll get
WhozorRakin977dWhy'd you buy these kind of specs for a laptop, what's the point in having 1 hour battery life if it's meant to be used everywhere.
Or do you just use it plugged and really rarely unplugged ?
Personally I buy my laptops with low specs and no graphics card to forget about battery shortage.
HarleyQuinn109677dWith the gtx 1070 and If it has g-sync enabled then no way the battery is going last for more than 4 hrs.
Condor3467977d@WhozorRakin that's usually my concern as well, but unfortunately laptops are blending in with workstation workloads at an eerie pace.. and AMD64's very architecture (let alone all the peripherals like GPU and high frequency RAM) aren't suitable for that.
But consumers demand ever more... So I doubt that this demand for "portable" workstations willl disappear anytime soon. In reality however they're just your average ATX workstation in a laptop form factor, equipped with a battery. With probably less battery consumption than a full ATX at full load, but even my HP Compaq nx7010 which I'm powering from my lab bench power supply takes about 40W at full load when fully charged. So much for "mobile" Centrino technology I guess. 40W of power consumption is pretty insane. The average smartphone takes 3W at full load,at most.
x86/AMD64 aren't suited for mobile computing, and throwing in high power components even less so. Hybrid GPU's are a possible solution, but really, the distinction between desktop and laptop should just be retained, and x86/AMD64 should be migrated towards the more efficient aarch64. Laptops or any portable devices are no good for high performance workloads, and should be regarded as such. Portable devices should instead be designed with "what should we include while barely meeting usability specs without meeting performance problems in UX" in mind, focusing primarily on battery consumption. Fortunately, the mobile phone industry has already migrated towards this design ideology.
I don't like the rich desktop environments. They're all expensive, so they use more CPU, memory, storage, and power than other DEs or plain window managers. So I use Openbox. I have a nice script I've worked on for several years to get it working the way I want.
This laptop came with gnome by default, so one of my first orders of business was to install Openbox, and pull my script from my desktop. That's where the rabbit hole began.
Next post, after we get the toddler down for a nap.
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