A Dream Linux Ultrabook?
Dear PC manufacturers and hardware entrepreneurs,
I have recently decided on the System76 Lemur Pro as my next daily driver. Although I am a fan of System76 and am happy with my purchase, as you can imagine, it’s still a stretch away from meeting all the requirements that I would really like to see in what I would call a nearly perfect daily driver.
Given that, I would like to present to you a concept in the simplest possible way in hopes of being able to purchase what I consider a dream Linux laptop in the near future.
This dream machine should include the following characteristics. I have also included associating existing products out in the market that hit the mark on each respective item for your reference:
- The general performance and specs (10th Gen i7, 40GB of RAM, 4TB NVMe, 73Wh Battery) just like the Lemur Pro
- The weight of the Lemur Pro or at a minimum, the Lenovo X1 Carbon
- The super nice looking screen like the DELL XPS 13 but the Lemur Pro screen is honestly fine as is especially if the DELL screen will increase power consumption and hence, decreasing battery life.
- The optimized OpenSource firmware and BIOS like the Lemur Pro
- The visual aesthetics and curves of the Librem 13 or Razer Blade Stealth 13 casing
- The hinge of the Lenovo X1 Carbon
- The built-in webcam shutter like the 6th Gen Lenovo X1 Carbon
- The hardware kill switch for the microphone like the Librem 13
- The speaker sound quality that at least matches the Macbook Air
- The keyboard of the Lenovo X1 Carbon
- The track pad of the Macbook Air
- The finger prints/oil resistance of the Lemur Pro
- The anti-slippery surface of the Lenovo X1 Carbon so that it feels more secure on your lap
- The same available ports of the Lenovo X1 Carbon
- An AMD Ryzen option which no other laptop in its class has been able to do yet as far as I know
As you can tell from the above, I am not really asking for a new innovative feature here but rather, a product that can host all of what I consider as the best existing features already out in the market spanning across multiple products. I know that this is nonetheless still a pretty high order and there may be potentially conflicting requirements if you really dig deep down into the weeds of designing something like this but it wouldn’t be a “dream” if it was easy to attain right?
With that said, If a company can make a laptop that meets all of the above requirements while selling it for less than US$3,000, a sizable amount of people I know as well as myself will be more than happy to tell you, “shut up and take my money!”
A Linux using digital nomad mostly traveling between the US, Hong Kong, and Taiwan