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  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:28 am on March 1, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    I Got A New Laptop 

    Bam!

    Here we go!

    I finally got a “brand new” laptop.
    I spent a lot of time procrastinating on the announcement because I was working on some other things.

    Like my previous netbook, I will not be revealing any specifics at this point.
    As far as I can remember, I’d never mentioned specific details regarding my netbook, until I was finally in the process of moving away from it.

    Now that I’ve switched devices, I can finally make the announcement.

    I know this sounds ridiculous but this is part of my privacy-security threat model.
    Writing articles in my no-nonsense, straight-forward, factual style is a dangerous hobby. It could get me killed.
    Don’t believe me? Just look at China, India, Thailand, Egypt and a dozen other countries where bloggers have been arrested, jailed, or assassinated.

    So I will not be discussing which laptop I finally managed to procure. At least not yet.

    I will say this – I had to hassle a lot to finally get my hands on this device.
    Had to go through a lot of hurdles to buy it.
    First of all, all the stores that I visited had Intel laptops.
    And once I mentioned that I wanted a dedicated GPU, they directed me to the gaming sections, with the Lenovo Legions and HP Omens.
    I was disgusted!

    It’s going to get worse from now on. Because laptop manufacturers have finally found a new way to scam consumers with yet another useless genre – laptops for creators, which are becoming increasingly popular in demand.

    Remember when they came up with the ultrabooks? Then they invented the convertibles.
    Now, they’ve invented laptops with microbials. Have you heard of this shit?
    Pretty soon, they’ll invent laptops with retractible silicon hands targeted towards the basement dwelling neckbeards.

    The first thing that I did was to look up the prices of all the laptops online.
    Then I went to all the stores in my area and gathered their prices.
    All the local stores had jacked up the prices by a significant amount compared to online stores.

    I’m not a rich bastard.
    And every online site I visited had some bad reviews from customers regarding opened packages and faulty devices and receiving devices with different specs…
    I didn’t have enough money to tolerate all these fucking problems, okay?
    I just wanted a brand new device with no problems! Delivered ON TIME.

    Now I did order a laptop online.
    But I did it directly from the manufacturer’s. Figured I’d have less problems in doing so. Buoyiyiyiyiy! Was I so wrong!
    But that’s a story for another day.

    And then I pulled a real gangsta move: I went to a couple of stores, showed them a different manufacturer’s laptop and asked them if they could get me one and for how much.
    Imagine going to an Apple store and asking if you could buy a Surface Pro.
    LOL

    They all agreed. All I had to do was pick the one with the lowest estimate.
    In doing so, I was able to avoid getting ripped off.

    Now I chose a 2 year old laptop model, because it’s the only one I could afford. And that really sucks because I spent 800 bucks on a 2 year old model that sold for really cheap in the US.
    In fact, I could get a refurbished laptop for 600 bucks with better specs!

    A part of me has some percentage of buyer’s remorse because the laptop that I bought has now been made obsolete by newer better models at the same price point.

    And I feel like an idiot because now, my new laptop is literally old and the only consolation I can give myself is that maybe it suits me because I’m a minimalist. But we all know that’s bullshit. I got conned.

    Had I waited until now, I could’ve got myself a hexacore brand new 2021 edition laptop or at least the powerful Ideapad gaming 3.
    And, on that line of thought, if I could wait a few more weeks or months, I could get an even more powerful laptop!
    Jesus Christ!
    Where does this all end?

    In the market today, CPUs get obsolete really fast! GPUs are likely to stay relevant for at least 2-3 years. But new CPUs are been churned out annually so it kinda sucks for people who don’t have money to buy a new laptop every year or so.

    So this machine has a quad core processor, a dedicated GPU, a single channel 8 Gig RAM and a slow ass HDD.
    That’s right folks, I couldn’t afford an SSD. And I couldn’t afford 16 gigs of dual channel memory either.
    BUT, it is upgradable. So in the future, I could add another RAM stick, an SSD and so on.
    The NVIDIA GPU wasn’t compatible with LibreKrsnah Desktop OS v0.1 beta. I did spend several days working on LibreKrsnah Desktop OS v0.2 beta but the GPU problem still isn’t fixed.
    So, I have to switch to Windows whenever I want to use the GPU.

    In hindsight, perhaps I should’ve chosen an AMD CPU – AMD GPU config since I primarily run Linux. AMD CPU – NVIDIA GPU configs have a lot of problems on Linux. AMD GPUs though, aren’t as powerful as NVIDIA’s.

    AMD CPUs just became faster than Intel. Up until 2019, Intel chips were still more powerful than AMD’s.

    So, how does my “new” laptop stack up against my old ones?
    Well, the CPU is at least 500% faster than my HP laptop and over 1300% faster than my Lenovo netbook!

    The integrated GPU is at least 900% faster than the integrated GPU in my HP laptop and over 1000% faster than the integrated GPU in my Lenovo netbook.

    The dedicated GPU is at least 2800% faster than the integrated GPU in my HP laptop, and over 3000% faster than the integrated GPU in my Lenovo netbook.

    So, is it an upgrade? Of course!
    But is it the best upgrade I could’ve made? No.

    At the time of my purchase, the Ideapad Gaming sold for around $850 which was already over my $800 baseline. I’m quite surprised that Lenovo dropped the prices so quickly. I think this only goes to prove how Lenovo pricks can’t be trusted. I’ve heard this from several reviewers as well – Lenovo keeps changing their prices all the time. If the Ideapad Gaming started selling so well, I bet they’d bump the prices up to $1000 the very next day!
    FUCK LENOVO! LENOVO SUCKS!

    I’ll be adding an additional RAM stick in the future, and get an SSD. That should significantly bump up the performance.

    It’s very weird that LibreKrsnah Desktop OS v0.1 beta took longer to boot on the “new” laptop than my old netbook. I think there will be some optimizations in the future.
    I do have a roadmap for the upgrades coming next year, so maybe I’ll write an article about that.

    Footnote: In explaining the details of the specs, I believe I’ve already doxxed my laptop. Oh well!

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 11:13 am on February 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Purchasing A Laptop: Considering The Specs 

    In the previous article, I talked about the options that I had.
    And I discussed the internals of those laptops.

    Now why would I review the internals first?
    Well, your typical consumer will look at the specs and the price and make their purchase based on those two points.
    But I, ain’t no typical consumer.
    As much as I wanted the best specs in any laptop, I also wanted a good repairability and upgradability, which is something most people overlook when making their purchase decision.

    So that was quite important to me. If something broke, I wanted to be able to fix it myself. If I wanted an upgrade in the future, I wanted to be able to do it myself.
    That’s the thing. If I know what’s under my hood, it makes me feel comfortable using the damn machine.
    If there’s a problem, then I’d know exactly what to look for.

    On that note, a few weeks ago I wrote an article about Apple’s M1 chip and I mentioned the architecture and specs.
    In that article, I mentioned how everything was so closely integrated and tightly baked, that even though the performance was on the next level, upgradability, was simply not there.

    About 3 days ago, I read an article about some M1 Users complaining of really high SSD usage. Now this isn’t a problem with regular laptops, in which, you can just replace the SSD and everything fine and dandy. Apple being the apple cunts that they are, soldered the SSD onto the motherboards. As if soldering the RAM wasn’t enough, those pricks soldered the goddamn SSDs into the motherboard.
    What’s next? Soldering the battery into the motherboard? Bet they’ll use gorilla glue to do it!
    Bunch of idiots.

    The next iPad will have the screens and battery soldered onto the motherboard. I don’t know how they’ll do it, but Apple as a corporate blackhole is expert at squeezing every last penny out of their fanboys.

    Anyway, fuck Apple.
    Let’s move on to my options.

    1. Lenovo IdeaPad L340

    CPU: Intel Core i5-9300HF
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    RAM: 8 Gb
    STORAGE: 256 Gb SSD
    Price: $673.70 + $28.10 + $152.98 = $854.78

    2. Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10300H or AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
    GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti
    RAM: 8Gb
    STORAGE: variable
    Price: variable ($800 – $1050)

    Okay. Let’s just stop right there and declare this laptop to be the current champion for the price:performance, okay?
    This laptop is a beast. Now I could only wish that this laptop was cheaper when I was ready to cash out. But it wasn’t.

    Talk about regrets! If I could’ve waited just a few more weeks, I could’ve got me a hexa core beast that would last for 2 decades straight!

    If you’re looking to buy a laptop right now, go for this machine. No hesitation.
    This advice is only valid for a few weeks or months at most. Because manufacturers are about to release the next gen laptops and by then, several other options will become available.

    But as of now, this is the king of cheap laptops.

    3. Dell G3

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10300H
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    RAM: 8Gb
    STORAGE: 256 Gb
    Price: $718.00 + $30.02 + $163.50 = $911.52

    4. HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    RAM: 8Gb
    STORAGE: 256Gb
    Price: $699.00 + $26.06 + $158.03 = $883.09

    Now this laptop has so many variations with different prices, you’ll have to decide your priorities. The one here has the best processor in my opinion. You can get Intel’s garbage if you like.

    I’d like to note that when I went out to buy my new laptop, this was one of my favorite considerations. But the price man… the price let me down. Just like the Lenovo Ideapad above.

    If I were to choose between the two, the Ideapad still wins.

    5. Asus TUF Gaming

    Now ASUS jackasses have so many configs, so I’ll choose the cheapest one here.

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    RAM: 8Gb
    STORAGE: 256 Gb
    Price: $723.00 + $28.84 + $163.83 = $915.67

    Now the 4600H model costs $1,084.67. That was already out of my budget. Sucks.

    6. Acer Nitro 5

    These assholes also have too many variants.
    I’ll list the cheapest one here.

    CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    RAM: 8Gb
    STORAGE: 256 GB
    Price: $714.99 + $28.67 + $162.14 = $905.80

    7. MSI GF63

    CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    RAM: 8Gb
    STORAGE: 256 Gb
    Price: $699.00 + $30.60 + $159.14 = $888.74

    8. MSI GF75

    CPU: Intel Core i5-10300H
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
    RAM: 8Gb
    STORAGE: 512 Gb
    Price: $789.99 + $33.31 + $180.71 = $1,004.01

    If you’ve got 1000 bucks, this is the machine you want. MSI laptops have better quality than Lenovo. So keep that in mind.

    9. Asus Vivobook Gaming F571

    This piece of crap is only available in some markets, so don’t even bother.

    Why the fuck did I even include this piece of shit here? The worst laptop and it ain’t even available worldwide. Fuck Asus!

    10. Acer Aspire 7

    Another piece of crap from Acer. Only available on Acer stores.
    Buoiyiyiyi! Ain’t nobody got time to check on Acer stores! I gets my laptop infos on Amazon!
    If your laptop ain’t available on Amazon, it ain’t worth buying. Simple as that!

    Anyway, there’s the list of cheap laptops I’d compiled.
    Many of them will probably be phased out soon as the new laptops arrive with next Gen processors.

    One interesting observation here is that almost all laptops ship with the 1650.
    I’ve been looking at newer models too and they too ship with 1650. So if you have a GTX 1650 card, it’s safe to say you’re still on the current gen.

    The more expensive laptops now ship with RTX 2070 and so on. I think this is the last generation of the GTX series.
    From this point forward, all new laptops will ship with an RTX GPU. Because that’s where the big deal is.

    There’s still laptops on the market with the GTX 1060 graphics card. Those run really well.
    So if you want something cheap, look into the laptops released in the past 3 years. That’s where you’ll get the best bang for your money.
    I believe many of the laptops in this list were released within the past 2 years. The only giveaway is the processor, which can let you know how far back you’re riding.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 7:54 am on February 27, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    Purchasing A Laptop: Considering The Options 

    In the previous post I’d talked about what kind of laptop I wanted, and my checklist.

    Today I’ll discuss some of the options I’d reviewed, what I liked about them, and what I disliked.

    Now I’d done some extensive research on laptops everywhere.
    An interesting phenomenon I observed was that some laptops were cheaper in some countries and quite expensive in others.

    For example, a laptop that cost $810 in Asia cost $1130 somewhere in Europe.

    Another peculiar phenomenon is that some laptop models that were the best sellers in Asia, didn’t exist in Europe!

    I wanted a laptop that was internationally known. If I wanted replacement parts or an upgrade, I didn’t want to hassle for them. That could be the case if you bought a piece of crap like Asus Vivobook.

    Some of the laptops in this list merely exist for me to bash and pound on ’em. They’re no good. I wouldn’t recommend ’em to anyone, an fuck the companies that manufactured ’em, eh?

    But all of them had to qualify to get on this list – and that’s by the specs. If it looks good on paper, maybe I’ll take it into consideration, eh?

    1. Lenovo IdeaPad L340

    This is by far, the most famous laptop in terms of performance:price ratio.

    It has a big battery, which is always nice to have, even if it can only power the laptop for 3 hours.

    It only has 1 upgradable RAM slot.

    Storage is good with one m.2 slot and a SATA drive bay.

    2. Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3

    This laptop is almost identical to the L340. Except, it has two upgradable RAM slots and 3 storage slots.
    Two m.2 slots and one SATA drive bay. You can only use two at a time, since one of the m.2 slots shares the same space with the SATA drive bay.

    3. Dell G3

    This laptop has cooling fans on opposite ends, which is always more efficient than two fans stacked on the same side.

    It has 2 upgradable RAM slots.

    2 storage options: one m.2 slot and a SATA drive bay.

    4. HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15

    This laptop’s motherboard is so huge, yet the battery is small.

    HP Pavilion has always had a quirky design.

    This one’s fans are paired at the centre.
    A big ass HDD is right next to ’em.

    Two upgradable RAM slots.
    One m.2 slot next to them.

    It’s alright if you’re a HP fanboy. The hinges look weird. I bet they have the same issue as my first HP Pavilion laptop.

    5. Asus TUF Gaming

    Now ASUS has so many TUF gaming laptops that have identical specs at different prices, that it’s getting ridiculous.

    The fans are on the opposite ends, which is good.

    It has two upgradable RAM slots, one SATA drive bay and one m.2 slot.

    The battery is small, similar to the HP Pavilion one.

    6. Acer Nitro 5

    These laptops are identical to ASUS TUF series. There’s too many damn laptops and all of them have some difference in specs.
    Instead of having one laptop with different specs at different price points, these assholes have different model numbers for each spec at a certain price. Ridiculous!

    The fans are either paired together or on opposite ends. There’s no way of knowing because Acer is a company full of retards.

    It has 2 upgradable RAM slots.

    Has 3 storage options with 2 m.2 slots and one SATA drive bay.

    The battery is a tad bit bigger than ASUS TUF and HP Pavilion’s but I doubt it lasts any longer.

    7. MSI GF63

    Now this laptop has a different unique design. It looks professional, okay?

    It has only one fan location on one end of the laptop.
    That’s a bummer.
    It’s very obvious that this machine will experience thermal throttling.

    Also, if the fan fails, you gotta replace it immediately. Whereas laptops with two fans could probably run with one fan and not burst into flames. Probably! Let’s not test that theory.

    It has 2 upgradable RAM slots.

    Storage has one m.2 slot and one SATA drive bay.

    8. MSI GF75

    Now this laptop is a beast.
    Two cooling fans on opposite ends.
    2 upgradable RAM slots, one SATA drive bay and one m.2 slot.

    It’s also the most expensive on this list.

    9. Asus Vivobook Gaming F571

    This piece of trash is the ugliest laptop I’ve ever seen.

    This is the probably the cheapest on this list.

    It has one upgradable RAM slot.

    Storage has one m.2 slot and one SATA drive bay.

    Battery is small.

    The fans are small and on opposite ends and the two heat pipes are shared by both the CPU and GPU.

    If this piece of crap was put against the MSI GF63, who would win? The MSI GF63 would kill this machine a 1000 times and still live to tell the story.

    Build quality is absolutely terrible. ASUS didn’t even attempt to make the plastic look good. One look at this laptop and it instantly reminded me of my netbook.

    This is the cheapest-looking laptop of all the laptops on this list; and believe me, all the laptops here are cheap.

    10. Acer Aspire 7

    This is a rebrand of the Acer Nitro 5.
    Same specs as the Nitro series. Internals look the same and the prices are the same.
    Which begs the question – why the fuck did Acer waste so much time in replicating an entire line of products?

    This looks like the uglier brother of Nitro 5.
    If you want a cheap laptop that is ugly but not Asus-ugly, then the Aspire is for you.

    So this was my list of potential laptops that I could buy.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 3:51 am on January 28, 2021 Permalink | Reply
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    My Lenovo Netbook Review 

    I have a Lenovo S20-30 netbook.
    Yep!
    It’s time for the grand reveal!

    When my HP laptop was dying, I asked someone to buy me a new laptop.
    At the time, Windows laptops with a touchscreen were a big hype so I really wanted one.
    And of course I wanted a bigger screen, faster CPU and more RAM than my HP laptop.
    But this is the surprise I got.

    An 11 inch netbook with Windows 8.1 with Bing preinstalled.

    CPU: Intel Celeron N2830 dual-core processor (Bay Trail-M Series)
    Clock Rate: 2160 – 2410 MHz
    Level 1 Cache: 112 KB
    Level 2 Cache: 1 MB
    Number of Cores / Threads: 2 / 2
    Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power): 7.5 Watt
    Manufacturing Technology: 22 nm
    Max. Temperature: 105 °C

    GPU: Intel Integrated HD Graphics
    Codename: Bay Trail
    Architecture: Gen. 7 Ivy Bridge
    Pipelines: 4 – unified
    Core Speed: 311 – 750 (Boost) MHz
    Memory Bus Width: 32/64/128 Bit
    Shared Memory: yes
    DirectX: DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
    Technology: 22 nm
    Supported Technologies: Wireless Display, Quick Sync, Speedstep

    RAM: 2048 MB, DDR3, Single-Channel, Soldered

    Ports: 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 headphone jack, SD Card reader

    Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9 display ratio, 1366 x 768 pixel, Chi Mei N116BGE-L32, TN LED, reflective

    Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0, 500 GB, 5400 rpm

    Networking: Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet (10/100MBit/s), Broadcom BCM43142 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0

    Soundcard: Intel Valleyview SoC – HD Audio Controller

    Battery: 36 Wh Lithium-Ion, lasts 3 hours max,
    Lifespan: 1 Year

    Camera: Potato webcam

    Speakers: Stereo

    Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no

    Preinstalled bloatware: Cyberlink PowerDirector 10, McAfee LiveSafe-Internet Security (trial version), MS Office (trial version), Nitro Pro 9, Superfish

    Price: $300

    Now, I’ve listed the specs according in order of priority. I’ve tried to be as civil as possible, without making this personal.

    And now I’m going to critique this piece of crap. Are you ready?

    CPU: This is the worst CPU that I’ve ever used in my entire life. Like what year was this made for? 1978?
    Intel, I’ve got some words for you.
    Intel, Fuck You! Fuck you Intel! Fuck you for producing this garbage processor that is slow as fuck and can’t even run Windows.
    Do you know how fucking slow this is? I had to install Linux on the damn thing! I had to learn Linux. I tried and tested like a dozen distros over and over and over, again and again, every year. And at the same damn time, I had to learn how to create my own distro, a slick and smooth and fast one that could run on this piece of crap that you MONKEYS dare call a processor.

    When was this piece of junk created?
    Now I’m curious. I wanna know what year it was that Intel thought was a great year to create a dual core CPU with only 2 fucking threads.
    2014.
    Oh gee! It’s the year 2014! Everyone’s running computers with quad core CPUs with 2.4Ghz min. base clock and 4.0 Ghz boost clock.
    I wonder what kind of processor we could create that would please our customers?
    N2830!

    Cache? Who needs cache?! Let’s put a 1Mb cache and call it a day!
    What was this processor designed for? Running a fridge? Opening and closing your doors? Beeping an alarm when the intruders break your windows?
    What the fuck, can a CPU with 1Mb cache, accomplish by the modern standards?

    Y’know back when I was a Windows nerd, I saw these Windows for embedded systems. These are the systems that ran on things like vending machines and billboards.
    Hey Intel! Is that what you designed the N2830 CPU for?
    Then why the fuck did you sell that processor to laptop manufacturers?!

    The N2830 CPU cannot run modern applications on Windows. It can barely run the Windows OS.
    And to think that Intel engineers would come up with this garbage processor is a disgrace to humanity.
    To think that Intel would release such a CPU into the consumer market is utterly despicable!

    I’m glad AMD has taken the consumer market.
    I’m glad AMD is whooping Intel’s ass like the little bitches they are.
    Good!
    It’s a thin piece of comfort, but it’s comfort nonetheless!
    You know I hope AMD takes over the entire planet, and I hope Intel goes bankrupt and shuts down and I hope all the Intel engineers go fuck themselves for designing this piece of shit processor.

    GPU: Intel Integrated Graphics has been a running joke for a decade. And if AMD hadn’t stepped up and pulled out that Vega card, Intel would still be fucking everyone over with their piece of crap Intel UHD.
    Intel UHD is a joke.
    If anybody has a computer with Intel UHD alone, they just got smacked in the eyes by Intel’s nutsack.

    The S20-30 can’t play 1080p YouTube videos. The best you can watch is 720p.

    Now, onto Lenovo.
    Lenovo, get your asses ready. You know it’s coming. It’s coming down hard!

    2GB of soldered RAM!
    Can you believe this shit?!
    Who came up with the idea of pairing 2 gigs of soldered RAM with Intel’s pile of crap?
    Who is it?
    Give me a name!
    Who is the Lenovo engineer, that came up with this marvelous idea?
    I wanna know his name. I wanna know his address. So I can pay him a visit an solder his asshole shut.

    If you design this kind of garbage, you do not deserve to be called an engineer.
    You should be called a monkey. A retarded monkey.
    This was 2014, you stupid moron! You knew this kind of shit wouldn’t run Windows OS!

    2 USB ports on either side of the netbook.
    What was this netbook supposed to run? Chrome OS?
    Put everything in the cloud? Google cloud storage? Microsoft OneDrive?
    Y’know the laptop had Microsoft OneDrive. But it was so slow, it was unusable.

    The SD card reader didn’t work.
    It detected my card like twice when I was using Linux and that too disappeared.
    But the SD card on my HP laptop was flaky too, so I’m not gonna blame ya’ll. These SD card readers all seem to be crap.

    The display was terrible. This was hands-down the worst screen to be ever put on a laptop. The worst!
    The touchscreen was laggy, so that was a useless feature too.
    The screen was so reflective, I could use it as a mirror.
    Absolutely terrible!
    The resolution was terrible and you could count the pixels if you stared at the screen.
    Who put that screen on there? Who the hell approved such a screen? That screen was so terrible, it could make people go blind.
    Lenovo! Are you smelly jerkoffs trying to blind the world?
    Shame on you!

    The storage was okay.
    My HP laptop had a similar storage setup so I’m not mad about that.
    But if these pricks from Lenovo had put in an SSD, it would’ve made the netbook run a little faster.
    But oh no! They had to cheap out on everything! Sons of bitches!

    The WiFi card gave me a lot of issues on Linux. Bluetooth didn’t work on any of the distros.
    Thumbs down for that.
    And fuck you!

    The sound was okay, I guess. I’m no audiophile.

    The battery lasted for about 3 hours when it was new.
    When you think of the hardware it was powering, Lenovo may have as well just popped a cell phone battery in there.

    The speakers were terrible. Tiny sounds that made it seem like a cell phone from the late 00’s was playing.

    The webcam was terrible. Then again, all laptop manufacturers still use potato webcams. That’s shameful. In this decade, if you put a 720p webcam on a laptop, you’re evil. You should be shot in the leg for pixelating people’s faces. That’d bring you back to your senses real quick.

    The keyboard was okay. A little hard to get used to in the beginning but I managed to make it work.

    The bloatware was unnecessary.
    When you design a laptop that can barely run Windows, adding a bunch of garbage software only makes it worse.

    The netbook came with Lenovo superfish. I guess that’s because all their moms’ vajayjays smell like fish.

    The build was plastic. I don’t mind the plastic except that the screw holders broke off and I had to use cellotape to keep the laptop together.
    The hinge lasted surprisingly well. even though I left the display open for about an year. That faired pretty well compared to HP.

    Overall, this was a terrible terrible netbook. I wouldn’t recommend it to my worst enemy. It was that bad. I wouldn’t give it to ISIS. I wouldn’t want Kimmy Jong Un to use it. I wouldn’t even give it to a child to play with it as a toy.

    Hey Lenovo! Hey! LENOVO! ARE YOU READING THIS?
    ‘Cause I have one more thing to say to you.
    FUCK YOU!
    Fuck you for manufacturing this piece of crap.

    And that marks the end of my rant.
    I would never ever purchase another Lenovo laptop, just as a matter of principle. Even if it was a $2000 X1 Carbon. Wouldn’t do it.
    And I wouldn’t advice anyone to buy one either. Doesn’t matter if it’s a thinkpad or thonkpad or thotpad. If it’s Lenovo, stay away. While you may get a good product, there’s some consumer that probably got fucked over by Lenovo. And that doesn’t sit right with me.

    I wouldn’t buy a HP either. Just putting that out there. I’m not going to talk about my HP laptop experience here. But maybe sometime, if someone wants to hear it.

     
  • isvarahparamahkrsnah

    isvarahparamahkrsnah 6:04 pm on June 19, 2020 Permalink | Reply
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    The World's Slowest Netbook 

    I got my netbook sometime in 2016.

    It’s an 11 inch Lenovo netbook, released in late 2014.

    I/O: 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 Ethernet port, 1 headphone jack

    Display: 16:9 touchscreen with 1366 x 768 pixels at 60hz

    RAM: Soldered; 2 GB

    CPU: Intel Celeron N2830 at 2.4 GHz

    GPU: Intel Integrated

    HDD: 500 GB

    The netbook came preinstalled with Windows 8.1, which I upgraded to 10, but the user experience was horrible. This particular Lenovo netbook could win the award for the worst netbook on planet earth, guaranteed.

    A dual core Celeron processor and 2GB of onboard RAM isn’t enough for regular usage. On Windows, you can’t open more than one application.

    I made the switch to Linux because that was the only option for such a low spec’d netbook.

    But I wish I could get a new laptop now, with better specs as my netbook is running out of time. The battery’s dead, and the netbook may not survive for much longer with the ever-increasing system requirements for most Linux distros.

    Now I’ve tried out a number of Linux distros on this machine and my netbook was just too slow. I had to install a custom Linux build to be able to use it with some tolerance.

    If anyone wants to buy me a laptop or donate their old one, preferably one with better specs than my netbook, then I’ll appreciate it.

     
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