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Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« on: December 03, 2018, 04:03:37 pm »
Hi, guys,

My wife's iPad is approaching the end of life, and I've been looking for a 2-in-1 device with the screen size 9-14 inches to run Peppermint 9.

I've been considering several options:

1. Lenovo 720
2. Lenovo 920
3. Lenovo X1 (3rd gen)

What other devices would you recommend?

Which one is the most compatible with Peppermint 9 and has less issues?

Thank you,

XVC

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Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 05:02:13 pm »
Is this going to be a dual boot setup (keeping Windows) ?
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Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 06:16:15 pm »
Hi, PCNetSpec,

This will be a Linux-only setup.

I am looking forward to your and other users' recommendations.

Thank you in advance,

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Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 12:21:18 pm »
The only reason I asked is IIRC some of the Lenovo's were supposed to have a weird RAID driver set up in the BIOS that Linux couldn't use .. apparently you could switch back to AHCI (possibly requiring a BIOS update) but that would mean you'd need to reinstall Windows.

I'm afraid I can't really suggest any particular model because I've never owned one .. all I can help with is possibly doing some homework on models YOU suggest.
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Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 10:48:19 am »
Hi, PCNetSpec,

Thank you for the reply and for offering your help on this issue.

There are some videos on YouTube related to Lenovo Yoga 920 running Linux. The guys from FastGadgets gives a comprehensive overview of running Yoga 920 with Fedora 28.

Most of the reviews that I found so far indicate that Yoga 920 is rather compatible with Linux to function as a laptop. I am yet to find any info on how good it is in the tablet mode.

There is another little laptop that I am interested in - GPG Pocket 2. It is a 7-inch ultraportable laptop with an m3 processor.

I would really love that little laptop to run Peppermint.

Again, I very appreciate you taking time to answer my questions.

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Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 11:04:10 am »
Well the GPD Pocket2 seems perfectly happy running Ubuntu, so should have no problem with Peppermint.

Seriously for a 2-in-1 you'd probably be better off looking at a distro with Gnome 3 as the DE .. it's more "touch" oriented.

I mean Peppermint should theoretically work, but I wouldn't want to be selecting apps with my finger in the whiskermenu (or panel launchers) .. that said, I suppose you could install the slingscold full screen launcher .. I just think Gnome Shell would probably be a better UI for a small touchscreen.
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Re: Best 2-in-1 to run Peppermint 9
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 11:42:06 am »
Hi, PCNetSpec,

Thank you for your replies and your help.

From what I see after internet research, 2-in-1 computers in their tablet modes are not perfect substitute for tablets. So, I will just get my wife a new iPad.

For her laptop experiences, I will get her a normal Lenovo laptop, and she will be all set.

All the best,

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