I’m in the market for a new laptop. It seems there are no decent mid-range 15” laptops anymore: if you want a 1080p display, you’re paying US$1000+ (which is absurd to me; 1080p panels are cheap). Even at $1000 in the 15” category, you’re dealing with low-build-quality plastic it seems.
I had thought I’d found a good deal with the Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15ARR, but it has a known ACPI bug that causes Linux kernel panics and the latest BIOS update breaks all sorts of things (and doesn’t fix the ACPI issue either). Additionally neither the microphone nor the touchpad are supported by Linux (I feel like it’s 1998 again!).
I don’t need much. I don’t game on my laptop. I write code. I just want a 15” 1080p display because I have crappy vision and something that doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall apart if I sneeze on it…
So, my fellow crustaceans, what laptop do you use? What drew you to it?
(For the record, I’m pretty close to just biting the bullet and dropping $1800 on a Purism laptop, which meets all my requirements except the fact that I’m a frugal guy…)