Personal hardware recommendations part 2 Laptops
Written by: Gankutsuou - 16:33 Jul-24-2021

This is a recommendation mainly on the grounds of reliability, reparability and upgradability (no dedicated GPU as of yet sadly). Both of these brands have made a great effort to make their devices durable and repairable. So without further ado I present you with....

 

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System 76 https://system76.com/

They are a brand that has a reputation for doing things the right way, even if they are hard. I'm not going to inundate you with their BIO, so I'll just link the laptop that I believe will be suitable for 10+ years of use. 

 

Enter the Pangolin

 

TECH SPECS

Operating System

Pop!_OS 21.04 (64-bit), Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS (64-bit), or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit)

Processor

AMD Ryzen™ 5 4500U: 2.3 up to 4.0 GHz - 6 Cores - 6 Threads

AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U: 2.0 up to 4.1 GHz - 8 Cores - 8 Threads

Display

15.6″ 1920×1080 FHD, Matte Finish

Graphics

AMD Radeon™ Graphics

Memory

Up to 64 GB DDR4 @ 3200 MHz

Storage

1 x M.2 SSD(SATA or PCIe NVMe). Up to 2TB total.

Expansion

1× USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2× USB 2.0 Type-A, MicroSD Card Reader

Input

Multitouch Clickpad, Multi-Color Backlit US QWERTY Keyboard

Networking

Gigabit Ethernet, Intel® Dual Band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5

Video Ports

HDMI(w/HDCP)

Audio

Stereo Speakers, 1× Headphone/Microphone Combo

Camera

1.0M 720p HD Webcam

Security

Kensington® Lock

Battery

Li-Ion - 49 Wh

Charger

65 W, AC-in 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz

Dimensions

14.19″ × 9.42″ × 0.78″ (36.0 × 23.9 × 1.99 cm)

Weight

3.64 lbs (1.65kg)

Model

pang10

 

The price on the site is $849 USD. There used to be some stock shortages with that particular laptop so double check before ordering it.

 

Last but not least...

 

Framework https://frame.work/ca/en

Main selling point of their company is that the laptop is really easy to fix (should it ever break down). They even confirmed that they would offer schematics to repair technicians should one wish to to a component lvl repair.

Aside from that their laptops are really easy to service. Remove a few screws and boom everything is accessible. Oh did I mention that you can change the ports on this thing. You don't like USB type B, plop the sucker out and insert a type C port in. Easy as pie.

 

You can do a self configuration with that starts with $999 or get the prebuild model for  $1299 USD

check it out

Specs below

Processor Options

i5-1135G7 (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
i7-1165G7 (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)
i7-1185G7 (12M Cache, up to 4.80 GHz)

  Operating System

Windows 10 Home

 

Windows 10 Pro

  Storage¹

256GB NVMe SSD

 

512GB NVMe SSD

 

1TB NVMe SSD

  Memory

8GB DDR4-3200 (1x8GB)

 

16GB DDR4-3200 (2x8GB)

 

32GB DDR4-3200 (2x16GB)

  Connectivity

WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2

 

WiFi 6 with vPro, Bluetooth 5.2

  Weight & Dimensions

1.3kg

15.85mm x 296.63mm x 228.98mm

  Display

13.5” 3:2

2256x1504, 100% sRGB color gamut, and >400 nit

  Battery

55Wh

  Graphics

Iris Xe Graphics

  Camera

1080p 60fps

  Ports

4x User-selectable Expansion Cards

3.5mm combo headphone jack

  Biometrics

Fingerprint Reader

  Keyboard

Backlit

  Power Adapter

60W USB-C

  Warranty

1 Year Framework Limited Warranty

 

Hope this information was useful and see you next time.

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16:36 Jul-24-2021

Sorry about the odd formatting.
Don't know why it ended up this way.


I'll fix it another day.

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