Past things in technology I still miss:
4:3 Monitors actually good for working and not designed to watch videos
Rear connectors on notebooks
Make that a full set of connectors on notebooks
Products designed to last for years (once know as quality)
Quick release batteries on notebooks
Non-soldered on parts, also know as user upgradeable
Software you could buy, once and then use for however long you wanted instead of subscriptions
Way to often: privacy
@thewk @IzzyOnDroid @wyatwerp Last time I checked, the Trustzone & Intel M.E. can't be entirely disabled b/c it's necessary for booting. Software can eventually disable it, but is that too late? For me, it doesn't matter, b/c to buy a spy chip still supports a market that works against non-corporate consumers. And indeed avoiding environmental detriment is also a good reason to stick with pre-2008 h/w.
@0 By definition yes, but I think you know what I meant, not designed to die the day after warranty ends ;-)
E.g., if I knew that, say, this product A is expected to last two years but costs less than half the price of product B lasting four years, I might still go for A.
Same goes for depreciable business purchases, etc.
@0 Not really with you on that one. For example in my flat I have a 26 year old dishwasher that works flawlessly why would I want one that dies earlier (even if cheaper)?
All this causes is water damage, work, time and I don't have any gain from it, because as soon as it dies, I need to spend the money anyway
That is how it works for a number of products though, and usually for good reason.
Haaaave...you met the System76 Serval? :)
@nwarburton I just googled it, that is one big workstation.
I prefer lighter notebooks though, do a lot of business trips and don't need much power, long battery life is my priority
@thewk Ah, gotcha. Well when you mentioned the detachable battery that's what made me think of the Serval. The problem is for extra battery and portability a lot of things "have to be" soldered to keep the frame smaller.
Not talking about smaller just lighter ;-)
But guess you are right, there is some need for it, but when it comes to Ram and nvme I don't see it.that can be built slim enough...
@thewk Well, there is the Lemur Pro. :D
I know, nice laptop, but again limited in ports...
For now my thinkpad is doing just fine, but System 76 devices are on my radar for the day it fails ;-)
@thewk Definitely wasn't trying to sell you too hard; I just get excited about our products. :) Long live the Thinkpad in the meantime. Don't wish hardware failures on anyone.
Did not know you worked there, nice.
Love your products btw, just found them after buying my thinkpad...
Should you happen to get into bulk corporate sales, you are on my top list ;-)
@thewk If you DM your contact info, I can send it our Sales, dept. We have handled some larger orders/have business customers. I'll introduce you to Charles. He's a great guy (if you're interested!).
@thewk I am with you on all. If you are an open source user then the software comment still holds.
@nickapos Thanks, I am mostly on foss, but having to work with other companies I often have to go back to the likes of photoshop etc
@thewk A pivoted 16:9 is great for reading text
@thewk my 5:4 is quite nice for programming. But it's old now
you might want to check out a used (new one's cost a small fortune) thinkpad t-series for quick release battery, non-soldered parts and quality
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