Rugged laptop with great battery life?
I need a new laptop to replace my 10 year old tank. Doesn't need to be overly powerful, will just run Debian 11. Old one is some core i5 with 8GB of ram and its served me well until recently but the batteries are dead, screws stripped out to access internals and its just really old. I could buy a new battery online and it'll likely run for 10 more years but I'd like to blow dust out of the inside but can no longer get in there.
What's important to me is durability and battery life. I don't need ultra performance or crazy displays. I just want something I can roll over and grab when I wake up if I need to or toss in the truck if I want to go on a trip and know I can work from a rest stop if I need to.
I've dropped my current Dell multiple times over the years. I've also replaced the screen on it once. Something I can fix myself if I break something is a must.
Screen size that's at least 14". I will use it outside sometimes, so a display that is visible in those situations is a must. Preferably no mic/webcam but I can yank those out or at least cover or disable if needed. Wired ethernet port is a must, sometimes it comes in handy. Hdmi and a few USB ports should suffice. Should have normal audio ports so I can use wired headphones.
I don't really care if it's Intel or AMD, a SSD works fine, don't "need" NVMe storage but will welcome it, I don't care about brand names or anything.
What are my options?
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