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Non-dogshit-feeling Windows laptops

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Hey guys, I've been meaning to by my mom a laptop. She dosen't game or anything but I wanted something with a premium feel. Like the new Dell XPS, or LG gram. I'm wondering if there are any "good" feeling laptops out there for under 1000 bucks with at least 8gb of ram. Surface laptop felt amazing, good touch pad and keyboard, but its pricey. Same with the XPS and Gram. I've noticed a lot of Windows laptops have horrible touch pads and keyboards (Acer...) and just feel flimsy and shitty. Anyone know of some gems out there with a premium feel? Minimum I wanted 8gb ram, IPS screen, and 8th gen intel CPU's.

inb4 thinkpad
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I'm legit thinking about creating a new desktop operating system.

Rough plan:
1. Find some cheap target hardware, likely ARM-based - something like the Raspberry Pi
2. Take an existing kernel (Linux) to simplify the task. Write a basic graphics system on top from scratch. Port a browser engine to it. Make it an ugly hacked-together monolothic mess with all the windowing, UI and browser shit hard-coded and hacked together to get it working and focus on getting shit working and get it working fast. Polish the shit out of it (I have some design ideas).
4. Make it a useful prototype and hope it picks up some traction.
5. Long-term goal is to use this prototype as a basis to build a proper fully-fledged standalone desktop OS but that will do nothing to impact short-term decisions

Does this seem feasible? I have a decent amount of systems programming background.

I have the computing experience of 25 years ago in mind, when UIs used to be simple and work well despite being incredibly low-specced by modern stadards.

My big question: Are low-powered computers fast enough to have a decent browsing experience on 2018's websites if you hack together and optimise shit? Cheap phones can do it, right, and Android isn't that well optimised. Imagine a browser on a shit smartphone except outputting 1080p on a monitor.

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*walks towards you and the future*
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>BST - RichFagEdition<

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>BST - RichFagEdition<
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What will computers look like in 28 years?
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Serious question: Can chads and masculine people do STEM??

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I'm a computer biologist and my field is literally full of soy. Soyboys everywhere, from the chemistry faculty to physics and everything in between.
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/mkg/ - Mechanical Keyboard General

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/hpg/ - Headphone General

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How to request purchase advice:

For sub-$50 headphones and IEMs, check out the infographic in >>>/g/csg

/g/ wiki headphone FAQ:

Headphone guide:

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/tpg/ - ThinkPad General

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If you're looking for purchase advice, state your budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and W/P Series if you want the Real Business Experience™

>Other business laptops are welcome in /tpg/ (Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).

Libreboot-compatible models:
>T60, X60; X200, T400/500
Modern models:
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, widely available, socketed CPU, Ivy Bridge installable w/ Coreboot on T420; Old keyboard swap on *30 series
>T/W52/30 - 15", 1080p, DTR, 32GB RAM on quadcore models, USB 3
>T440p/540p; W540/1 - Last Thinkpads with socketed processors, easily replaceable trackpad (W541 doesn't need trackpad replacement)
>P-Series - 15'' + 17'', 4K display, 64gb of RAM, Xeon CPU option. Expensive. Bad stock cooling reported by multiple owners.

Why ThinkPad?
>Used machines are plentiful and cheap
>Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet
>Great durability: magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, with high quality plastic body panels
>Utilitarian design: e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
>Easy to repair (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain
>The best TrackPoint, great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support

>Hardware Maintenance Manuals (HMM's) and Windows drivers for legacy devices:
>Used laptop guides by xsauc:
>ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads & running GNU/Linux on them:
>ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:
>EPP discount for new ThinkPads: (embed)
>BIOS logo booru:
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/mpv/ - the /g/reatest media player

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User Scripts & Shaders:

High quality video output profile (goes into mpv.conf):

Configuration Files:


Post your system specs and config if you're asking performance related questions.

Windows Builds:
Stable Portable:
Stable Installer:
Git Portable:
Git Installer:
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