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here2where

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Macbook Air is indeed VFM given the competition from Dell/HP/Lenovo.

I bought a bunch of refurbished Thinkpads for the office from a place in Rajajinagar for 21k each.

Since it is for personal use, I'd recommend macbook but treat it like a new bride for service is expensive and patchy as my friend found out after spilling coffee on the keyboard.
since i need ability to dual boot between win & linux mind is set on a Thinkpad Ryzen 5. but heart says "plonk a wee bit more and get that jewel like macbook with the shitty OS"

decisions...decisions...sigh.
 

another_armchair

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has laptops become suddenly expensive or has it always been this way?
14" screen i5 branded ones with 16 gig RAM & 512 gig SSD are going north of 65k+.


makes even the macbook air seem very VFM. never thought i would even say this one day!
Mac + Virtual Box + Ubuntu Desktop? Why dual boot?
 

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Mac + Virtual Box + Ubuntu Desktop? Why dual boot?
I have used linux mint for a decade+ and sadly no ARM support for it to run a guest VM.
Also on windows side, only the ARM-compatible crippled version (not regular Win11) can be run as guest on m1/m2 apple silicons.

real bummer.
 

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