[Techtalk] The Dell XPS 13 Developers Ubuntu

A. Mani a.mani.cms at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 17:57:57 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 7:36 AM, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> I don't think thin and light are what's heavy on the purse:
> I was just looking at a couple of neat thin-and-light ultrabooks
> today at Best Buy, of all places, for $160 (Asus, Atom) and $180
> (HP, Celeron). What's expensive is when you add the fast processor,
> lots of RAM, a big disk and a super high-res screen.

a big disk is heavy? <100g

These days most laptops are pretty light. If the GPU is integrated
into CPU as in some of the AMDs, etc then it is always better.
But adding a extra graphics card that syncs with the other GPU may be
harder. OP should look at this aspect

>> but then again it is a great
>> thing IMHO that Dell are putting a GNU/Linux run product out there that is
>> usually only for Mac and Windows so I am kind of happy to pay credit where
>> it is due.
> I always find it frustrating that it's considerably more expensive
> to buy a machine with (free) Linux than with (non-free) Windows.
> I know they have to factor in support costs, spread over a small
> number of machines; but the number of machines is small partly
> because they charge more for Linux and make the Linux machines
> more difficult to find. Sigh.

Buy one with DOS or no OS and install from scratch -the best


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