Today I learned that there are a number of Linux-based laptop shops in Europe.
Thank you, https://linuxpreloaded.com
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@yabirgb Nope, aside from the InfinityBook 14 *none* of our has soldered RAM. Even better: warranty allows opening the device for cleaning and components switching!
@aral there are lots of options nowadays. Some of them based on Clevo (Taiwanese) hardware. Would love to find out the build quality
@syncaddict Yeah, looking at a Clevo N130WU-based system from a European supplier at the moment.
There are some awesome-sounding machines from large companies (e.g., Dell XPS and Lenovo X1 Carbon) but I’d rather support a small European company (and don’t get me started on Lenovo’s backdoor issues, etc.) I’d get a Purism Librem 13 in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for the screen: Coding at 1080p on a 13" screen would destroy my eyes (even more than they already are).
@aral I own a Tuxedo. Most of their machines are barebones from Clevo. If you need reviews, go look for the Clevo model no. My InfinityBook has a couple of issues (model 2015 I guess) under Manjaro and Mint, mostly with certain power saving levels and resume. Oh, and that model doesn't support video over USB C, hence only one ext. display possible, over HDMI.
@jotbe Thanks! Yeah, nearly everyone seems to be customizing Clevo reference hardware. Apart from Purism, I believe.
@aral I checked the pictures of the other shops in your list and they all seem to sell Clevo barebones. I might be wrong, of course.
@aral add Slimbook from Spain to that list ;)
@nee Thanks! None of those apart from the Purism could be my dev machine. My next machine after this one I’m going to get will hopefully be a Librem (just need to get the screen resolution right – 1080p at 13" is ridiculous!) The Clevo N130WU-based models’ 3200x1800 (@2x, so 1600x900 HIDPI) makes much more sense and Pop!_OS 18.04 should look lovely on it :)
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