Author Topic: System 76 Lemur Ultra 4th revision (2012)  (Read 230 times)

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System 76 Lemur Ultra 4th revision (2012)
« on: June 14, 2020, 01:00:10 am »
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gSs8TH6qIlXM3Glijb1oQXxhMRyXAJ3T
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gVj28tLQ8P4O5jYboORo5tCroAAGkDzs
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yigAaTnOn7BKuz2-uKpeBK__ZutwnE-y

Purchased my System76 Lemur Ultra back around June 2012 and it was my daily laptop for roughly 6 years until I purchased a Galago Pro in late 2018

Its a no frills laptop that's seen a ton of action but still runs fantastic for what it is.
I've replaced the battery twice and given it a newer Samsung SSD

The only thing I don't like about this laptop is the trackpad's over sensitive tap to click feature. Otherwise its a fantastic example of dedicated Linux hardware for its day. I can't believe it still runs fast and reliable after 8 years.

Most of its years it has been running a Peppermint. The lackluster battery life of this model (4 hours max) meant I could churn out as much as 20% more time using a lightweight desktop. :D
« Last Edit: June 14, 2020, 01:10:04 am by josephd »
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Re: System 76 Lemur Ultra 4th revision (2012)
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 03:55:00 am »
Very nice machine. I have always had problems with vibration where track pads are concerned, so always use a USB mouse and turn track pad off. On my ASUS Tuf Gaming Laptop, vibration is a pain and end up with the cursor going back and re writing over words I have already typed. Switching off the track pad and it's buttons is the only way to overcome this problem. Laptops are good, but I prefer the big roller ball mouse days, that was housed in a lift type technology. You would open the lid of your Laptop and up came the roller ball. I wonder if they are still accessible?  :-\
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Re: System 76 Lemur Ultra 4th revision (2012)
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 04:44:59 am »
I'm glad you shared that, josephd.  That's nice.  I've always fantasized having a sleek laptop that was made, and ONLY made, for Linux users in mind.

Now I've been wanting to share this link with the forum for a few days.  Of course there's always an element of chance when purchasing anything new on the market, but I figure the guys and gals here at Peppermint would find this new computer running Ubuntu interesting.  It's the Mytrix LinuxBook 7350 notebook.

Hey, it doesn't cost anything to look, to dream, and to fantasize! ;)
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

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Re: System 76 Lemur Ultra 4th revision (2012)
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 04:11:37 pm »
@clatterfordslim I use a Logitech m570 trackball for just that reason.

@perknh, The pricing looks way too good to "not" be a scam. an 8th generation i5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD should cost at least a few hundred more than $475
I suggest giving the reviews a good look through. Perhaps they're refurbished or used that would be an appropriate price in those cases
https://www.newegg.com/uShopMall/about

My gut says go with a vendor with a longer track record such as Dell, System76, Sager etc.
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Re: System 76 Lemur Ultra 4th revision (2012)
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 07:06:02 pm »
@perknh, The pricing looks way too good to "not" be a scam. an 8th generation i5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD should cost at least a few hundred more than $475
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My gut says go with a vendor with a longer track record such as Dell, System76, Sager etc.

Yeah, that price made my jaw drop! :o  Thanks, josephd.  I appreciate your take on the matter. :)
[T]here are a lot of people happily running Peppermint ICE which hasn't been receiving ANY updates for a while now .. and I personally would STILL consider that MUCH more secure than any version of Windows with up-to-date AV/Anti-malware ;)

--  PCNetSpec, Cornwall, Eng.  Dec 03, 2013 5:18 pm