I’ve been using the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro for some time now (from AliExpress). It’s a 15 inch, 1080p, aluminium laptop. At first I discounted it as an option as I thought the Nvidia graphics would be problematic (for open source drivers), but later I read a bit more on it and realised that it’s actually switchable and only uses the Intel graphics unless you set it up otherwise. So turns out it was perfect! AFAIK, the only thing that doesn’t work is the fingerprint reader, which I wouldn’t have used anyway. The NZ adapter that came with the charger is unreliable cheap garbage, but you can either replace it or the charger itself (as the laptop itself is so cheap). I also bought a keyboard cover for the hell of it, which I thought would be really obnoxious, but I don’t even notice it, so that’s nice… Anyway, I’ve been very happy with it, and it’s very affordable, so well worth considering.
Edit: Also, if it’s important (it was too me), the fans generally stay off unless you’re compiling something or trying to game on it, so in general usage it is totally silent. The fans can be a bit noisy when they do come on, but it’s only rarely. I’ve never timed it, but the battery seems to last around 6 hours for me.
Same here, it very good laptop for work.
The true about this blocking isn’t “counter-terrorist and counter-extremist”, they are scared TOR tokens.
What is a Tor token?
Was Docker really necessary in this case? I think it is overkill.
Agree. But I don’t want to install and run geth on the host machine.