[talk] The OpenBSD Laptop Thread, again

Richard Thornton thornton.richard at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 15:54:22 EDT 2017


On Oct 30, 2017 3:43 PM, "Okan Demirmen" <okan at demirmen.com> wrote:

> 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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