[chbot] Where to buy a new laptop
arrkwill at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 21:13:31 BST 2020
Can anyone point me in the direction of a CNC and/or metal-work/sheet-metal
jobbing shop, who are kitted up for prototyping an idea or two?
PS - I'm not really into robotics, per se, but came across your group when
trying to source a specific type of servo-controller for my concept.
On Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 7:51 PM Darran Lee <darran at nzllive.com> wrote:
> Pick carefully if you want to run Linux. Not all laptops fully function
> with Linux, just because the individual drivers are available doesn't
> mean it works properly. My last laptop is a Acer Nitro 5 (gaming laptop
> with GT1060 video, Core i7, 16GB Ram etc etc). I installed Linux but had
> huge problems getting the GeForce working and the battery life is shite.
> The battery percentage is like a count down timer.
> I just purchased a new laptop and wanted to run Linux Mint.
> Brands like HP and Lenovo are the two best for being fully Linux
> compliant. Check the compliance lists before buying and Google other
> peoples experience before picking.
> I just got a HP Envy X360, Ryzen 5, 8GB Ram, 500GB SSD and touchscreen.
> I wanted a smaller laptop for development etc. The laptop was $1600
> (down from $2200) plus HP has $150 cash back so I think I got a good
> deal. I'm still getting suspend to work properly but everything else
> works and I get 6+ hours battery life.
> On 14/07/20 6:46 pm, FieldMate Precision wrote:
> > Extended warranty for a few hundred dollars saves any arguments. If I
> > buy the warranty I know that the
> > break down will get fixed, saves me time and hassle arguing the
> > Consumer Guarantees Act.
> > I kind of think that will me buying an extended warranty will help a
> > tech guy keep a job somewhere out there.
> > One of me coding laptop played up after 2 years... the PBtech
> > E-warranty kicked in and a new mother board later + a new battery
> > the laptop is all go... the down side was it took 6 months for the
> > repair to complete.. I thought that was kind of interesting.
> > Any way I just picked up another LT to keep things ticking along.
> > -Grant
> > On 2020-07-14 17:54, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:
> >> On Mon 13 Jul 2020 19:36:54 NZST +1200, FieldMate Precision wrote:
> >>> Agree, PBtech and always pick up the extended warranty (3yrs?)..
> >> Why?
> >> Consumer Guarantees Act applies. Goods must last a reasonable time
> >> for their price, regardless of what manufacturer and seller bs about.
> >> Volker
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