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Gemini II Laptop
« on: July 19, 2019, 07:40:14 am »
I've recently purchased a Gemini II Laptop from https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/gemini-II/

I ordered it without an OS and it arrived (to a UK address) 7 calendar days after the order was placed.

In fact, there is a trial copy of Windows 10 on the 32GB eMMC drive and I understand that this will somehow expire after 30 days. The supplier installed Windows to test the graphics, sound, wifi etc.
Out of curiosity, I took a Clonezilla image of the Windows OS just as a restore experiment on a rainy day.

I'm pleased with the device, especially the feature of adding a second M.2 drive, where I installed Peppermint 10. You can easily remove the M.2 drive, pop it into another suitable machine and it boots seamlessly.

I installed Peppermint 10 on the M.2 drive in a slightly unusual way. While I was waiting for the device to arrive, I installed Peppermint onto a 16GB Sandisk USB stick. Subsequently, I used Clonezilla to perform a device to device transfer. I was pleasantly surprised that there were no booting/grub dilemmas.

All the features of the laptop function fine.
I'm unable to test the microphone input because I do not own one.

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System:    Host: mark-gemini Kernel: 4.18.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop Mobo: PC Specialist model: Gemini II serial: N/A
           UEFI: American Megatrends v: GL5--4G-V3-002-A date: 04/15/2019
Battery    BAT0: charge: 23.2 Wh 61.1% condition: 38.0/38.0 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N4000 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2600 MHz 1: 976 MHz 2: 991 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Device 3185
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.01hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 600 (Geminilake 2x6)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Device 3198 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-25-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 128.0GB (4.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: ADATA_SU800NS38 size: 128.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 14G used: 5.8G (45%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 162 Uptime: 7 min Memory: 319.6/3768.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
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Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 01:54:06 pm »
Nice looking laptop, specially for the price.

Oh, and welcome to the forum :)

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Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 03:12:36 pm »
WoW! Beautiful looking machine there, Invisible. Congrats!

Oh, look. AI thinks I'm in the Netherlands today...   :)
 




Aren't computers fun?

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But wait...

Does everyone see that link, and do you guys circumvent confiscatory taxes by using Dutch sites, or something :-\
« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 03:22:00 pm by VinDSL, Reason: Addendum »

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Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 03:40:22 pm »
Hello VinDSL

AI has spent too much time in the Brown Cafés and its sense of direction has been compromised...............................

I forgot to add to my original post that the BIOS on the Gemini II is pretty easy to navigate and it has a simple Pop-Up window when booting to allow the user to choose OS or USB device etc.

I spent about 15 minutes configuring and testing the BIOS - not bad when you consider how arcane some BIOS choices can be.

Kind regards

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Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2019, 04:22:11 pm »
AI has spent too much time in the Brown Cafés and its sense of direction has been compromised...............................

Right!

I'm obviously sitting in the Ukraine, at the moment...  :D





Anyway... Welcome aboard, and have fun!

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Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2019, 01:55:45 pm »
Gotta love that AI. Check the timestamp...  :))



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Re: Gemini II Laptop
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2019, 03:42:29 pm »
Stop sitting in my crane .. get out >:(
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