Longer form post why I'm considering new hardware. Hopefully you can help...?


Perfect example of my battery issue. Laptop has been up for 1:16 and I have 18% (now 16% actually) of my battery remaining.

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@kev The budget option is to just replace the battery ($ 100), and even a microATX tower might fit a small PCIe card for USB 3. (Otherwise you might look into going with a Ryzen CPU, B550 Mainboard and DDR 4 Ram, which will add up to about $/€ 500). The other way would be to go with a Ryzen notebook with a Renoir (4th generation) APU, which should be the best bang for your buck. There are even some Linux centric hardware vendors that sell these. That would cost you around $/€ 1000.

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