[olug] Laptop suggestions

Dan Linder dan at linder.org
Mon Oct 23 08:01:08 CDT 2017

I'm starting to look at a new personal laptop to replace my aging MacBook
Pro (15" Mid-2010).

As evidenced by the age of this system, I like to keep my equipment for a
long time and I will pay a bit more for an expandable and reasonably
powerful system that I can upgrade over.  My hard top end for the budget is

I've heard good things about the Dell 13 XPS, but for a bit of savings (and
throwing some support behind the Linux builders) I've also investigated the
System 76 "Galaga Pro".

Are there any other vendors/brands/models I've overlooked that I should


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