I started looking for a new laptop to replace my soon 6 year old one, which has been kept alive by a hdd->ssd transplant, a battery replacement and an OS upgrade. I’ve read up on what components are available now, but I’m not sure what I want except something with a better display and cpu than my current (ancient) machine. Preferably with a Skylake CPU, a PCIe SSD and 8GB of ram. A back-lit keyboard would also be nice.

I’ve been going back and forth between “sleek, light, portable, with good battery life, but underpowered” and “larger, high performance machine with no battery life”. And then back to “bah, just keep on (not) using the old one”. … Continue reading