need a new laptop. I was really attached to my thinkpad x220 but I'd like something with a faster processor and a higher screen resolution. I use a thinkpad x1 at work but honestly I don't like it very much. what's a hacker supposed to do these days?

@keverets I just checked and it's not as expensive as I thought it was, but definitely a lot more than if I just bought another used thinkpad. the big question is: can I use a laptop that doesn't have the little nub mouse? the touch pad looks nice but it's still a touch pad.

@keverets @cwebber you like your librem 13 right? I know you have one semi-large complaint about it but it's only when using full disk encryption, right?

@dthompson @keverets So, I have a previous generation of the librem 13

- works amazingly as a laptop-on-the-go
- no-blobs
- works with guixsd out of the box

- only one external monitor at a time (fixed? dunno)
- full disk decryption seems slow from GRUB... but it's also slow from my thinkpad, so
- But sometimes it just wouldn't decrypt/boot!
- Worst problem is it froze up once a day, compounding other issue

But Ricardo doesn't have these problems, and I never sent it in :\


@dthompson @keverets It really was the freezing once a day problem that was what was killing my productivity and left me temporarily back on the Thinkpad. Again, I think it was a hardware issue *specific to my laptop*, but I was in conversations with tech support and they asked me to try a few things and I just never got around to it so I still haven't sent it in.

I doubt others are having the freezing problem, so... I *would* recommend it; I *loved* it otherwise. But you asked, so...

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