[talk] The OpenBSD Laptop Thread, again

Okan Demirmen okan at demirmen.com
Mon Oct 30 15:43:22 EDT 2017

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 1:48 PM, Brian Callahan <bcallah at devio.us> wrote:

> Hello all --
> It has recently come to my attention that I desperately need a new laptop.
> Recently, I made a port of the SNOBOL4 languages (because hey, there's an
> implementation being maintained, and I'm sure people can use it) and as
> part of the build process, the software runs some benchmarks and asks you
> to submit the benchmark output via email. So I did, and come to find out I
> had the lowest benchmark numbers ever received from an i386 or amd64
> machine. So yay, I'm the World Record Holder for slowest laptop. Let's fix
> that.
> What are your recommendations? I do have some hard requirements: the GPU
> needs to support close to the newest OpenGL versions. The one I have now
> only does OpenGL 1, and that means some ports I want to finish I can't
> because I have no idea if they work or not because the GPU can't display
> them!
> Also needs to be cheap, because I'm a broke grad student. CPU power I'm
> more meh on. I realize that faster CPU means less time waiting for compiles
> but clearly I've gotten along just fine all these years...
> It should also be noted to those who know the laptop personally, yes, I'm
> talking about the one with the handle on it. It needs to go.
> Thanks!
> ~Brian

​Have you considered the x230? - it can be found fairly inexpensively.​
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