Arm based laptops

vyasvyas OGContent Writer

With more and more manufacturers looking at arm based laptops
I thought of compiling a list. Feel free to add brands that you may be aware of (announcements, not production are okay).

Lenovo Snapdragon Thinkpad
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/02/lenovo-announces-the-first-arm-based-thinkpad/

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  • If only all those ARM based laptops would have proper (mainline) Linux support... I just don't get the point of running Windows on an ARM laptop to then run emulated x86 Windows software on it.

  • What's wrong with Ubuntu, or is that not mainline enough? ;) (using it on Oracle Cloud without any problems)

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  • @chimichurri said:
    What's wrong with Ubuntu, or is that not mainline enough? ;) (using it on Oracle Cloud without any problems)

    Well... does it support any of those ARM laptops (including proper GPU support)?

  • edited February 28

    Good question! It seems that some are indeed supported (albeit unofficially, and sadly, without accelerated graphics): https://github.com/aarch64-laptops/build
    The same organization has a Debian repo too, but I'm guessing it's the same as far as GPU support goes: https://github.com/aarch64-laptops/debian-cdimage

    Older devices mentioned in the above links (from companies other than Lenovo): HP [Envy x2], Asus [NovaGo TP370QL]
    Other relatively recent ARM-based laptops I'm aware of: Samsung Galaxy Book S, Microsoft Surface Pro X, Pinebook (regular/Pro) - at least the last one should support some kind of Linux

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  • Seems inevitable after the M1 apples...but would still be wary at 1st gen

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    Performance seems pretty decent too, https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/12291081 and assuming its got maybe a 9W-15W TDP it should have a pretty decent battery life too, wonder how it compares to the upcoming Intel 12th gen "U" series which has SKUs in that same 9W-15W TDP band

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  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    8c/16 GB is not bad configuration at all.

    I suppose it is soldered. Interesting that some of the laptops are in premium range. Similar to Chromebook. Some I see in the 800 US dollar range on amazon .in.

    Perhaps they are testing the market to see if a new segment can be created.

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  • What you should pay attention to is whether the software you use has an arm version or not. I got the macbook m1 and it is good. But I often need to use the x86 environment. This is a bit annoying

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  • Yeah I'd also want to know how well a laptop runs linux before I thought about buying it. Idr whether the Frame.work uses arm. I think it is possible to build a reasonable laptop around a raspberry pi or similar, tbh. It wouldn't be for hardcore development since I always use remote servers for that anyway.

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    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @bruh21 said:
    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

    In my experience Widows without arm is also terrible.

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    @vyas said:

    @bruh21 said:
    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

    In my experience Widows without arm is also terrible.

    Fair enough
    As with most things I’ll hold out until it’s more polished either way

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    @vyas said:

    @bruh21 said:
    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

    In my experience Widows without arm is also terrible.

    haha .....

    I bench YABS 24/7/365 unless it's a leap year.

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    @vyas said:

    @bruh21 said:
    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

    In my experience Widows without arm is also terrible.

    Anyways I haven’t personally tried any widows with or without arms

  • vyasvyas OGContent Writer

    @bruh21 said:

    @vyas said:

    @bruh21 said:
    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

    In my experience Widows without arm is also terrible.

    Anyways I haven’t personally tried any widows with or without arms

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  • @vyas said:

    @bruh21 said:
    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

    In my experience Widows without arm is also terrible.

    Agreed! It is terrible!

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  • @bruh21 said:
    I heard Windows with ARM is terrible

    Windows does not have the heart to build arm version at all, windows arm most likely just a request from Qualcomm.

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