[lug] Linux laptops

Quentin Hartman qhartman at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 09:54:20 MST 2014

I've been researching the Yoga Pro 3 pretty heavily, and one important note
about it is that it is one of the first machines on the market with one of
the Core M CPUs, which look great on paper, but this particular
implementation seems to have problems. It looks like they are
over-aggressively throttling the CPU and as a result people are having
performance trouble. It's unclear if it's a Windows / Driver issue or a
BIOS issue since I haven't found anyone who has done any testing in the
real world. Unless you are willing to be a guinea pig, it might be worth
holding out until the root of the problem is identified and/or resolved.


On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Orion Poplawski <orion at cora.nwra.com>
> On 12/17/2014 09:23 AM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > Since folks are talking about Linux friendly laptops, I thought I would
> > throw in a plug for my current one:
> >
> > Lenovo Yoga 2 pro.
> >
> > I've had it for about a year and a half and it's been great. The yoga 3
> > pro is now out, which is basically the same laptop, but slimmer and
> > lighter and with a newer cpu.
> >
> > The 3200x1800 resolution is great. The keyboard backlight just works.
> > Wireless just works. It's a nice little laptop.
> >
> > kevin
> Hmm, just got one of these (yoga 2 pro) here and have mixed success with it
> and KDE.  Definitely a challenge to get fonts/icons/etc. to get scaled up,
> although perhaps not *that* hard.  Have been having trouble with the Intel
> 7260 wireless chip, although that may have finally sorted itself out as
> well.
> Otherwise, yes the screen is nice, and it's quite light.  Had to buy a USB
> ethernet adapter to do a kickstart install.
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