[SOLVED-for now] The ultimate package building laptop?

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Re: The ultimate compiling (package building) laptop?

Postby stevepusser » 2018-04-11 19:06

It seems that there is going to be a new crop of six-core i7-8750H laptops that are considerably less expensive, lighter, and get better battery life than the previous ones we've been looking at, such as this one: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6834154821 I'll have to check the reviews when they start selling. Since I wouldn't be using the powerful Nvidia card for compiling, hopefully it has dual Optimus graphics.

Hmmm...wi-fi is Intel 9560 Jefferson Peak (2x2 802.11ac). Usually Intel wi-fi is not the worst to get working if it doesn't work OOTB.
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Re: The ultimate compiling (package building) laptop?

Postby stevepusser » 2018-04-14 21:46

I finally went ahead and pulled the trigger on this one, which has some even better specs than the other MSI: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BWF4H3W/re ... =UTF8&th=1

as well as hard drive activity, key lock, and num lock LEDs, all of which my present two-core Acer lacks, though I have worked around that with taskbar indicators for those.
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Re: [SOLVED-for now] The ultimate package building laptop?

Postby Richard » 2018-04-17 23:54

It actually weighs the same as the first one, 4.8 pounds,
or about 2.13 kg. Not bad, if you don't have to carry it around airports. :)
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Re: [SOLVED-for now] The ultimate package building laptop?

Postby stevepusser » 2018-04-18 19:25

My present laptop is heavier, so 2.2 Kg is an upgrade. :) But the power brick is no doubt going to be bigger and heavier, since my current lappy doesn't use that much current. The new one has a 45 watt TPD CPU and 95 watt Nvidia 1050 Ti GPU that will be turned off when I'm compiling. I hope the turbo extra super-duper fan speed button works on the new one in Linux if I see it getting too hot; if I'm lucky, it's done in acpi and Linux will just work with it, as well as the rest of the function hot keys.
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Re: [SOLVED-for now] The ultimate package building laptop?

Postby Richard » 2018-04-19 01:40

Looking forward to reading the reports in the forums.
It looks like a great machine.
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