[Arm-netbook] arm-netbook Digest, Vol 77, Issue 5
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Mon Dec 5 00:13:22 GMT 2016
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> Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2016 19:07:32 +0000
> From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net>
> To: Linux on small ARM machines <arm-netbook at lists.phcomp.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [Arm-netbook] new development laptop needed, looking at
> dell xps 13 9350
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> On 12/4/16, Andrew Mike <andrew at logomancy.net> wrote:
> > You could get a Gigabyte Aero 14:
> > http://www.xoticpc.com/gigabyte-aero-14.html
> > 2560x1440 14-inch screen, 1.9 kg, but has everything else you wanted at
> > your price point.
> dang. up to 32gb DDR4 RAM. in a laptop. i'm very very tempted...
> the only thing is: although the current screen i'm using is 2560x1600,
> i just know damn well i'll miss the ... *goes to run python as a
> calculator*... 160 pixels. it makes the difference between being able
> to run 2 80x56 xterms one above the other.
> > There's also the AORUS X3 Plus PC3K4D:
> > http://www.xoticpc.com/aorus-x3-plus-v6-pc3k4d.html
> > Still misses the weight budget, and is $2000, but it has a smaller
> > higher-res screen and meets all your other expectations.
> *splutter* http://www.aorus.com/Product/Spec/X3%20Plus%20v6
> overclocking to 4ghz, up to 32gb DDR4 2400mhz RAM, *dual* PCIe SSDs,
> supports nvidia graphics cards up to *6* GB, 150 watt power supply,
> does it _really_ take dual batteries? wtf this is a _monster_!!
> ... i love it.
> the fiscally-responsible thing to do would be to get a dell xps 13
> 9350. given that it's a path that's been trail-blazed already and
> there are software libre developers out there who've bought it, gone
> to the trouble of poking dell's support team with a stick, found out
> how to disable the (Reference-Design-by-default) RAID setting on the
> NVMe drives in the BIOS, and so on, it would be a lot less hassle.
> *however*.... thinking it through... the only reason i said "16GB
> RAM" is because i didn't expect there to be *laptops* out there which
> could take up to 32GB RAM. i made the mistake of getting not enough
> memory once already.
> tell you what i'll do: i'm going to register on their forums and make
> some enquiries.
> > Sadly, you'll have to pay the Windows tax on either. :/
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Actually, you don't have to pay the windows Tax on an XPS 13 or XPS 15.
Try searching for Dell XPS developer edition, those are sold running Ubuntu
instead of Windows. Here is a version of the XPS 13 with 16 GB of memory:
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