Threads for mcmillion

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    User upgradeable RAM. The t480s has 1 open SO-DIMM slot and 8GB soldered to the motherboard. This feels like a nice compromise. Of course I threw in a 16GB stick to have 24GB total.

    And my MBP has 32.

    User upgradeable SSD. I can easily swap the stock SSD. A Samsung 970 Pro 512GB SSD that is faster than what Apple ships in the current Macbook Pro is $150 from Amazon.

    I’ve got a 970 in my desktop linux machine. It’s definitely not faster than what Apple ships.

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      And my MBP has 32.

      Right, the number wasn’t the point. The ability to upgrade the RAM myself was the point.

      I’ve got a 970 in my desktop linux machine. It’s definitely not faster than what Apple ships.

      Not sure what to tell you? I was seeing 2700-3300 Mb/s reads in the benchmark I ran on my 970. Reviews of the 2019 MBP 15 inch peg the SSD perf in the 2600 range. Not a huge difference but worth noting.

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        Right now if you want to buy a MBP with 32GB of RAM, you have to spend $2799 and go 15 inch. Not even the same ballpark as the thinkpad.

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        Building a new desk, adding watercooling to the PC, and switching from macOS to Arch as my primary development environment.

        An entire battlestation makeover!

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          Nice! I’ve been using Arch for my desktop for a few years now, and I’m quite happy with it. It will probably take a while before you have everything set up the way you want it, though (all those packages and dotfiles). If you’re interested, you can find my install script and dotfiles https://github.com/benoncoffee/archlinuxconfig

          I’m not 100% happy with some things: the sound panel (I have to manually select if sound should go over HDMI or over the headphone, I would much prefer to have one slider which controls whatevers plugged in and HDMI otherwise), the power options (hibernate doesnt work!), and the brightness control keys don’t work.