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Parsifal is getting a laptop
« on: September 07, 2016, 07:49:36 AM »
In a surprise switcheroo with SexWarrior, I will soon be semi-nomadically scouting for a home in the Netherlands, and thus my current (and still very OP after four years) desktop is no longer suitable.

I have already bought a laptop to replace it, though I still need to buy some extra storage and other accessories. I might also be getting a good quality backpack with a dedicated laptop compartment.

What I have ordered is:

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th gen)
CPU: Intel Core i7-6600U (3.4 GHz)
Memory: 16 GiB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1866 MHz)
Storage: 128 GB M.2 mSATA SSD
Display: 14.0" 2560x1440 IPS

I have also ordered a OneLink+ dock (for use as a stationary workstation) and a OneLink+ to VGA/RJ45 adapter (for use as a mobile laptop).

I will be replacing the 128 GB SSD (which also has Windows 10 Home preinstalled, since I couldn't select no OS) with a 1 TB NVMe SSD bought elsewhere at some stage.

It is going to dual boot OpenBSD (as my primary OS) and Fedora (mostly for Steam, but also any other software I can't run on OpenBSD).

I will also be getting a couple of external SATA drive docks for things that won't fit on internal storage.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2016, 08:33:04 AM by Parsifal »
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 02:29:57 PM »
There is free speech and there is being an annoying twat. This user is exercising his right to the latter.

Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2016, 02:47:36 PM »
Geeze, a 1TB SSD?
Damn....

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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 03:18:57 PM »
Geeze, a 1TB SSD?
Damn....

I already have a 1 TB SSD I bought a couple of years ago, but it's a 2.5-inch and not an M.2, so I can't use it in that laptop.

They've come down in price a lot since I bought my current one.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 03:30:53 PM »
Geeze, a 1TB SSD?
Damn....

I already have a 1 TB SSD I bought a couple of years ago, but it's a 2.5-inch and not an M.2, so I can't use it in that laptop.

They've come down in price a lot since I bought my current one.
I'm sadly so far behind on hardware it's pathetic.

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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 02:18:59 PM »
This is the SSD I am looking to buy:

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/36615/intel-600p-series-1tb-m-2-ssd

I have now ordered this SSD.

As far as the laptop itself goes, nothing to do but wait for things to arrive and then install some OSes. I still plan to make an order for some more hard drives and USB drive docks with Amazon, to satisfy my storage requirements once I get rid of my current PC.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2016, 03:04:56 PM »
I have just ordered 3 of these, and 1 of these. As an aside, that makes 25 TB of storage ordered in one weekend.

Now just to sit back and wait for the succession of deliveries to roll in.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2016, 03:21:13 PM »
Why do you need so much storage?

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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2016, 03:30:59 PM »
Why do you need so much storage?

Backups, mostly. The three 8 TB drives are going to be on a rotation between an online backup drive (currently a 4 TB WD Green) and two offline backups at different locations.

This arrangement will need to change somewhat once I move to the Netherlands, but I'll be keeping at least one of those 8 TB drives as an offline backup in case I lose all other copies.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2016, 10:52:56 AM »
My new hard drives and hard drive dock have been shipped! They should arrive over the next 2-3 weeks, as they're coming all the way from the US.

Neither my laptop nor its SSD has been shipped yet, though. :(
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2016, 07:00:05 PM »
Literally Parsifal: https://xkcd.com/1718/

But also fuck yeah new computers. New computers are always hype. I hope you enjoy it
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<Parsifal> Do I really have to write 6000-word sentences just to remove all ambiguity from everything I'm saying?

Where live, do the offer adult reading classes?

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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2016, 05:53:36 PM »
My laptop has shipped!

Apparently. Lenovo's e-mails are confusing as fuck and I can't tell if I've been properly invoiced or if it's only the laptop or the laptop and the dock that they've shipped. I might have to contact them about it.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2016, 03:27:37 PM »
According to the tracker thing, my laptop is on this flight:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sq221/

Currently over the Timor Sea, and should arrive in Sydney within 6 hours. Then I just have to wait the customary few days for it to sit around doing nothing in customs before I get it.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2016, 04:00:17 PM »
I think you mean "Wait around while the government safeguards your freedom"
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2016, 09:39:46 AM »
My laptop has arrived in Sydney and has been passed on to a local courier for delivery on Monday. Woohoo!
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2016, 01:49:09 PM »
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2016, 06:01:05 AM »
I have my new laptop!

Now just to await delivery of my new SSD so I can install a real OS.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2016, 05:29:41 PM »
So my SSD has been delayed by another 3 weeks or so. More time to bide.
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2016, 09:19:14 PM »
In the meantime, I received my three new 8 TB hard drives and my USB SATA dock. Now my laptop's dock and ethernet/VGA adapter have been shipped.

Still another two weeks until my SSD gets shipped, though. :(
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Re: Parsifal is getting a laptop
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 04:35:06 PM »
My dock has arrived. Just waiting on that SSD now. Not much more than a week until the ETA for being shipped, so probably about two weeks before it arrives.
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