Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Родственная душа

Программист, писатель-фантаст и линуксоид (все в одном флаконе) рассказывает, что хочет новый ноутбук — вот какой:

About the only real requirement that I’d like a new laptop to have is a backlit keyboard. I do much of my writing in a dark family room in the wee hours of the morning. If I turn on lights, I risk waking up the house. So having a keyboard with lit keys would be wonderful. Aside from that requirement, I’d like it to be light weight with a half dozen or so hours of life on the battery. My screen size is 13-15″ with a preference for 13. I’d like to try one of the new ultrabooks coming out, but finding one with a backlit keyboard is very difficult. Heck, finding any laptop without an Apple logo on it with that feature is very difficult. I could use a new Macbook fine, but as when I run Windows, I always feel dirty and walled in. If you don’t use Linux, you would not really understand that sentiment.

I could go out and get a $300.00 dollar laptop and be just fine with it. But I’d like to get the latest in specs so that in 5−6 years from now, I can still use it. I tend to shop for cars and computers with the intent to own it until it falls apart or becomes too expensive to maintain. The Macbook is starting to fall apart and can’t be upgraded. So getting something new makes sense. I think I’ll just cruise along until something drastic happens. Either a backlit keyboard lappy arrives or my current computer croaks.

Как я его понимаю, а! Вот только клавиатура с подсветкой для меня не «real requirement», а эдакий бонус — клавиши я, хоть и не шибко уверенно, но все-таки топчу на ощупь. Мой «real requirement» — это чтобы на буке либо уже стоял линукс, либо стопроцентно встал бы, без всяких выкрутасов. А так — все то же самое: «13-15″ with a preference for 13″», «the latest in specs» и «light weight with a half dozen or so hours of life on the battery». Где ты, мечта?

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