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Re: New Purchases 2017
« Reply #135 on: October 28, 2017, 02:52:10 pm »
Oh, Oh !

Finally getting into my comfort zone. Patience is a virtue. I'll wait for $250-ish USD  :)


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Re: New Purchases 2017
« Reply #136 on: November 03, 2017, 07:53:17 pm »
Not bad for a TB.

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Re: New Purchases 2017
« Reply #137 on: November 07, 2017, 09:47:25 am »
I picked up an HP Chromebook 14-ak006na for cheap. It's not much more than a year old and it seems pretty decent, but when I got hold of it I realised there's Baytrail crap in there  :(

I've tried Peppermint 8 on it but it's very particular about kernel versions and the sound wasn't working. I'm using Gallium OS (Baytrail spin) which is Xubuntu based. It seems to run pretty nicely and the CPU and RAM are more than adequate. The OS is running from a USB3.0 Sandisk stick.  8)

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System:    Host: galliumos Kernel: 4.8.17-galliumos x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Ubuntu 16.04 xenial
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: kip v: 1.0
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: coreboot v: N/A date: 06/28/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N2840 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2167 MHz 1: 2167 MHz 2: 1499 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7
Audio:     Card Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.17-galliumos
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 30.8GB (46.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 15.6GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sda model: Ultra_USB_3.0 size: 30.8GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 3.5G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.87GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 6.09GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 28.0C mobo: N/A
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Info:      Processes: 190 Uptime: 16 min Memory: 837.0/3870.8MB
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Re: New Purchases 2017
« Reply #138 on: November 07, 2017, 10:51:57 am »
Nice! Hope it works to your satisfaction.

I always check the Ubu Cert Site, before buying a device: https://goo.gl/BPJwiD

Don't like nasty surprises, you know?   ;)

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Re: New Purchases 2017
« Reply #139 on: November 07, 2017, 11:58:08 am »
I knew it would be a lottery with a Chromebook but it's capable enough for Linux with a bit of coaxing. I managed to disconnect the paper-thin touchpad ribbon while I was having a look inside, that took me a while to figure out.  :-\

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Re: New Purchases 2017
« Reply #140 on: November 07, 2017, 01:12:07 pm »
I hear ya!

I bought one of these, probably 25 years ago, for working on microscopic stuff like that: https://goo.gl/R2FN2S

With the optional 2.5 magnifier, I might add: https://goo.gl/RRCjyP

A little pricey, but it's saved my bacon more times than I care remember. And, it's still going strong - quality product.

My wife uses it all the time, too...  :)

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Re: New Purchases 2017
« Reply #141 on: November 08, 2017, 10:01:19 am »
w00t!  Good ol' DealNews  :)

I bought my first 'smartie' about 6 weeks ago, and have been looking for a suitable Micro SD card for extra storage.

Just snagged this online. I can pick it up locally, at a Best Buy store, in a couple of hours...





Plus, this *FREE* perk...





I swear, that DealNews site costs me a small fortune, but what's a guy to do?

They keep making offers you can't refuse.  ::)